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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Fayette County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Fayette County, PA (147) Greene County, PA (74) Somerset County, PA (79) Washington County, PA (95) Westmoreland County, PA (116) Garrett County, MD (129) Monongalia County, WV (186) Preston County, WV (76)  FayetteCounty(147) Fayette County (147)  GreeneCounty(74) Greene County (74)  SomersetCounty(79) Somerset County (79)  WashingtonCounty(95) Washington County (95)  WestmorelandCounty(116) Westmoreland County (116)  GarrettCountyMaryland(129) Garrett County (129)  MonongaliaCountyWest Virginia(186) Monongalia County (186)  PrestonCounty(76) Preston County (76)
Adjacent to Fayette County, Pennsylvania
      Greene County (74)  
      Somerset County (79)  
      Washington County (95)  
      Westmoreland County (116)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (129)  
      Monongalia County, West Virginia (186)  
      Preston County, West Virginia (76)  
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1Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Brashear House
John A. Brashear, astronomer, educator, was born here 1840. His grandfather kept the Brashear House, a leading tavern. In 1825 Lafayette spoke from its doorway to the people of Brownsville.Map (db m746) HM
2Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — 17 — Brownsville
Once called Redstone Old Fort, its history includes the Ohio Company storehouse, 1854, and Fort Burd, 1759. It was on the route of Nemacolin's Trail, of Burd's Road, and of the National Road.Map (db m250) HM
3Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge
ASM International has designated Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge an historical landmark. This bridge, designed by and built under the supervision of Capt. Richard Delafield in 1839 to improve the "National Road", is the first cast iron bridge to be . . . Map (db m252) HM
4Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Dunlap’s Creek Bridge
An integral part of the National Road, this was the first metal arch bridge in the United States, built 1836-39. Replacing several earlier bridges on this site, including an 1809 Finley suspension bridge, this 80-foot span was built of cast iron by . . . Map (db m251) HM
5Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Philander Knox
Born May 6, 1853 in a house still standing on Front Street. Attorney-General in 1901, leading the anti-trust fight. A U.S. Senator, 1904–09. Secretary of State under Taft. Re-elected Senator in 1917. Died in 1921.Map (db m747) HM
6Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Redstone Old Fort
This tablet is erected by the Great Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, to mark the site of the Redstone Old Fort, accredited to the Mound Builders. It is also the site of Fort Burd, built by the British in 1759, under Colonel . . . Map (db m247) HM
7Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center
Steamboat Enterprise Fourth steamboat built in Western Pennsylvania, Bridgeport, 1814. Engine design by Daniel French. Captain Henry M. Shreve, commanding. Steamed to New Orleans, Fall, 1814 and returned June 1815. First steamboat to ascend the . . . Map (db m41775) HM
8Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — The First Cast Iron Bridge
The first cast iron bridge built in the United States, was built in 1836-1839 over Dunlap's Creek at this point.Map (db m253) HM
9Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Benjamin Wells
Nearby was the house of this collector of excise tax on whiskey. In the summer of 1794, after the Whiskey Rebellion had turned violent, his house was burned down by an angry crowd. Wells had spurned previous warnings by excise tax protectors.Map (db m41774) HM
10Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Braddock RoadStewart's Crossing
General Braddock's twelfth camp, June 28, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was north of here, near the Youghiogheny River. On June 30, the army forded the River at Stewart's Crossing to a point about one-half mile northwest of present-day . . . Map (db m31905) HM
11Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Braddock's Twelfth Camp
British Major General Edward Braddock camped here at Stewart's Crossing on the banks of the Youghiogheny River, June 28-30, 1755. His goal was to reach Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) and drive the French from the area. He was accompanied by colonial . . . Map (db m76134) HM
12Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Chestnut RidgeNamed for trees that have disappeared
The Youghiogheny River has cut a winding gorge through the Chestnut Ridge, the western-most uplift of the Appalachian Mountains. The tall ridges bordering the river are heavily forested but lack the tree species for which the ridge is names: the . . . Map (db m76712) HM
13Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Col. William Crawford
Hero of Indian wars, made his home about a half mile from Connellsville after 1766, and was Washington's land agent. During the Revolution, he led a campaign against Ohio Indians; he was captured and killed near Upper Sandusky in 1782.Map (db m41776) HM
14Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Colonel William Crawford
In memory of Colonel William Crawford, born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1732. Friend of Washington --pioneer -- patriot. This monument is situated 1260 yards S. 69 E. 16' of the spot where he built his log cabin in 1765 on the west bank of the . . . Map (db m41778) HM
15Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — ConnellsvilleGateway to the Laurel Highlands
•You see in the distance Chestnut Ridge, the western edge of the Allegheny Mountains; behind you, you will not encounter mountains again until you reach the Rockies, more than 1,000 miles away. A ford of the Youghiogheny River known as Stewart's . . . Map (db m76709) HM
16Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — ConnellsvilleTrail Map and Points of Interest
Cedar Creek Gorge, 21.8 miles north. Off the main trail in Cedar Creek Park, you will find waterfalls and wildflowers, as well as a suspension bridge over the gorge. photo by Betsy Mandarino.Great Tufta Formation, 20.5 miles north. A living, . . . Map (db m76710) HM
17Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Connellsville Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women who served their country during the Revolutionary and all succeeding wars.Map (db m59684) HM
18Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Connellsville War Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of all wars. Their devotion, sacrifices and ideals have assured our liberties. [left plaque] This memorial presented by the Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association 1956. Dedicated November 11, 1958. [right . . . Map (db m76719) WM
19Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Edwin S. Porter(1869-1941)
Motion picture pioneer, born in Connellsville. Developed concepts of film editing, screenplay, and other cinematic techniques. In early 20th century, he was America's leading director; his most famous film was "The Great Train Robbery," 1903.Map (db m41784) HM
20Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Gist's Plantation
Christopher Gist, the Ohio Company surveyor who went to Fort LeBoeuf with Washington, settled here in 1753. In 1754, Washington halted his campaign here and retreated to Fort Necessity. Pursuing French destroyed the plantation.Map (db m59677) HM
21Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Home of Colonel William Crawford
. . . Map (db m76141) HM
22Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Meason House
The Georgian manor on the hill was built 1802 by Isaac Meason. Veteran of the Revolution, Meason was a pioneer ironmaster. In 1817 at Plumsock he built one of the first rolling mills.Map (db m59679) HM
23Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — World War II Connellsville Canteen
From 1944 until 1946, about 800 women of all ages met 600,000 troops who passed through the B&O Railroad station. From offices here, volunteers furnished food and drink 24 hours a day and chauffeured personnel to their homes.Map (db m41800) HM
24Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Dunbar — Connellsville CokeFueling the steel mills
Coal was mined in this region and transformed into coke in beehive ovens. Almost pure carbon, coke burns hotter than coal and was crucial to the success of Pittsburgh's steel making. One of the largest coking complexes was Adelaide, founded by . . . Map (db m76723) HM
25Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Dunbar — Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870
This Finial was the uppermost element of the building known as Number One, Poultry, in the heart of the City of London.The building was constructed in 1870 to a design by the Victorian architect John Belcher Jr., in the Venetian-Gothic style.A . . . Map (db m62144) HM
26Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Dunbar — K6 Telephone Kiosk 1935King George V (Reigned 1910 - 1936)
The K6 was designed by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, as a result of a commission from the Post Office, to celebrate the Jubilee of King George V in 1935. It arrived on the streets a year later.The K6 was made of cast iron, and it was . . . Map (db m62142) HM
27Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Dunbar — Kentuck KnobI. N. and Bernardine Hagan House
I. N. and Bernardine Hagan House "Kentuck Knob" has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Constructed of native stone, tidewater cypress, . . . Map (db m62141) HM
28Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Dunbar — The Remains of the Beehive Coke Ovens
The remains of the beehive coke ovens, that are visible on both sides of the Youghiogheny River, are some of the first in what became known as the "Connellsville Coke Region", with over 35,000 ovens in operation. Coke, a hard, porous residue with . . . Map (db m76694) HM
29Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Fairchance — Alfred L. Wilson
World War II Veteran Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, Medical Detachment 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL of HONOR RECIPIENT The highest award for Valor in action against an enemy force . . . Map (db m179182) HM WM
30Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Fairchance — Pastors of S.S. Cyril & Methodius Church
Dedicated in Honor of the 100th anniversary of S S. Cyril & Methodius Church, Fairchance, Pa. 1910 - 2010 Crosslet Pattern: Symbolizes the Word of God taken to the four corners of the world thus honoring our patron saints who translated the Holy . . . Map (db m178349) HM
31Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Fairchance — Roll Of Honor
(List of Names)Map (db m178290) WM
32Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Fairchance — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the courageous men and women from Fairchance Borough who served under the flag of the United States of America during times of war and peaceMap (db m175167) WM
33Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Fairchance — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who died so that we may be freeMap (db m178200) WM
34Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — A Secret GraveFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock—commander-in-chief of British forces in North America—traveled over the road trace below on June 25, 1755. Marching north with his 2,400-man army, the 60-year-old Braddock was under orders to capture Fort . . . Map (db m339) HM
35Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Braddock Park
Gen. Edward Braddock was buried here in 1755, after his disastrous defeat and death. The site of his original grave, the new grave to which his remains were moved in 1804, and a trace of the Braddock Road may be seen here.Map (db m310) HM
36Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Braddock’s Grave
Here lieth the remains of Major General Edward Braddock who, in command of the 44th and 48th regiments of English Regulars, was mortally wounded in an engagement with the French and Indians under the command of Captain M. de Beaujeu at the Battle of . . . Map (db m304) HM
37Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Braddock’s Original Grave Site
This tablet marks the spot where Major-General Edward Braddock was buried, July 14th, 1755, His remains were removed in 1804 to the site of the present monument.Map (db m166925) HM
38Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — British DefensesFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
From the earthworks and stream banks behind you, the British fired back at the French and Indians. A steady rain dampened the gun powder and fouled muskets. Lying in water-filled trenches, the British soldiers' ammunition and morale began to . . . Map (db m152698) HM
39Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Building Fort NecessityFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Here, in a rare meadow among the frontier forests, British soldiers began raising a small stockade in May of 1754. Lt. Col. George Washington and 40 Virginia militia had skirmished with a small French detachment nearby on May 28; now Washington . . . Map (db m152696) HM
40Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort NecessityFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
By 1933, the fourth year of the Great Depression, America's unemployment rate stood at twenty-five percent. To alleviate this and other economic issues, newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt initiated his New Deal reforms. The best . . . Map (db m152695) HM
41Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Do you measure up in Washington's Army? / Are you dressed for the campaign?
Do you measure up in Washington's Army? These are the British troops who defended the frontier during the Battle of Fort Necessity, July 3, 1754. Are you dressed for the campaign? These are the French troops and American Indian . . . Map (db m152694) HM
42Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — First Roads to the WestFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Before the Europeans, only Indian trails led through virgin forests that once stretched beyond the horizon. About 1750 Nemacolin, a Delaware Indian, blazed a trail past here for the Ohio Company. Four years later, Virginia militia under Lt. Col. . . . Map (db m333) HM
43Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Fort Necessity
Fort Necessity was located about 400 yards to the south in the Great Meadows. Built and commanded, 1754 by Lieutenant Colonel George Washington, aged 22. Here, after 9 hours engagement with M. Coulon de Villiers in command of 900 French regulars . . . Map (db m341) HM
44Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Fort Necessity
Colonel George Washington on June 29, 1754 began a fort here. July 4 he surrendered to a superior force of French. Fort Necessity Park includes the historic area and reconstructed fort.Map (db m41789) HM
45Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Fort NecessityNational Battlefield Site — French and Indian War —
On this “charming field for an encounter” George Washington built Fort Necessity in May-June 1754 as defense against an approaching French force. The battle fought here July 3 brought on the French and Indian War for control of the . . . Map (db m105634) WM
46Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Fort Necessity National BattlefieldInformation
George Washington's only surrender took place here on July 3, 1754. After an eight to nine hour battle on a rainy day, he capitulated to a sizable force of French soldiers and their Indian allies, led by Jumonville's older brother de Villiers. . . . Map (db m152675) HM
47Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Mount Washington TavernFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This tavern once bustled with activity. Judge Nathaniel Ewing of Uniontown built it about 1830, then sold in in 1840 to James Sampey, who ran the tavern with his family. Mount Washington Tavern was a stage stop for the Good Intent Stage Line, one of . . . Map (db m347) HM
48Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Mt. Washington Presbyterian ChurchPreaching the Word and Preserving the Heritage.
Organized March 24, 1842, the first congregation of this church worshipped in a log building which is preserved as the thirty feet square sanctuary of the existing structure. The church is located only one-half mile east of Fort Necessity on the . . . Map (db m348) HM
49Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — 2 — National Road
Our first national road; fathered by Albert Gallatin. Begun in 1811 at Cumberland, Md.; completed to Wheeling in 1818. Toll road under State control, 1835-1905. Rebuilt, it is present U.S. Route 40.Map (db m340) HM
50Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Road to DisasterFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On June 25, 1755, the largest army assembled in North America up to that time passed this spot. British Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock led the first 1,400 soldiers of his 2,400-man army along a 12-foot-wide road. Lt. Col. Thomas Dunbar lagged behind with . . . Map (db m338) HM
51Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Surrender NegotiationsFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Soon after 8:00 p.m. on July 3, 1754, the British crossed this meadow to discuss the surrender terms being offered by the French under Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers. The timing was fortunate for the British as about half of their 400 soldiers . . . Map (db m152700) HM
52Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — The French AttackFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
July 3, 1754 dawned gray and drizzly. Mid-morning about 700 French and Indians approached from the far end of the meadow toward fewer than 400 British soldiers in and around Fort Necessity. French Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers saw the British . . . Map (db m152699) HM
53Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — The Great Meadows
This tablet marks the site of The Great Meadows where Lt. Col. George Washington fought his first battle and made his first and last surrender, July 3-4, 1754.Map (db m502) HM
54Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — The Great Meadows Campaign
“Up to this time the colonies have been acting as entirely separate and independent states.” From message of Governor James Glenn to the South Carolina Assembly, March 5, 1754. The Great Meadows Campaign marked the first . . . Map (db m1113) HM
55Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — The National RoadFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This "National Road" connected east and west in the 1800s. George Washington proposed a route to join the western frontier to the eastern seaboard in the late 1700s. His idea was later promoted by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under . . . Map (db m342) HM
56Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — The Old Braddock Road
This tablet marks a well preserved scar of the Old Braddock Trail, one of the most historic pioneer highways in all America. Here, Nemacolin and his associates blazed the trail that became a National Highway. Here, passed the laden pack horse . . . Map (db m33439) HM
57Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — The Polo Player
William Behrends — The Polo Player. The bronze Polo Player is the work of William Behrends, one of the nation's foremost sculptors. Educated both in the U.S.A. and Europe, Behrends has won some of the nation's top sculpture awards. His . . . Map (db m503) HM
58Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Trail InformationFort Necessity National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Portions of this trail system pass through the Great Meadows where George Washington and his troops fought a large French and Indian force on July 3, 1754. The Braddock Road Trace is the remnant of the road built by Washington in 1754 and . . . Map (db m152678) HM
59Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Grindstone — 2 — National Road
Our first national road; fathered by Albert Gallatin. Begun in 1811 at Cumberland, Md.; completed to Wheeling in 1818. Toll road under State control, 1835-1905. Rebuilt, it is present U.S. Route 40.Map (db m256) HM
60Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Hopwood — Braddock RoadRock Fort Camp
General Braddock’s tenth camp, June 26, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was at the Half King’s Rock, one mile NE of here. The Rock was named for Washington’s friend Tanacharisson, the Iroquois viceroy (half king) of the Ohio Indians. Washington . . . Map (db m507) HM
61Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Hopwood — National Road
From the creation of the National Road in 1806 until the advent of the railroads in the 1850s, thousands of travellers crossed Chestnut Ridge between the East and Midwest. Founded in 1791, Hopwood was a major resting stop for traffic in both . . . Map (db m41796) HM
62Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Hopwood — Washington’s Spring
This spring lies in the direct path of what was known as Nemacolin’s Trail. Afterwards Braddock’s Road, and was a favorite sampling spot in early days. George Washington visited here first in November, 1753, and again in May, 1954. On the night . . . Map (db m74911) HM
63Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Hopwood — Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756
Remnant of the Great Rock or the Half King’s Rock mentioned by early cartographers. The famous Washington-Braddock Road emerging from Laurel Hill Mountain one hundred yards eastward turned northward at this point. Rock Fort Camp, where . . . Map (db m74926) HM
64Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Hopwood — Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Rock Fort Camp
Rock Fort Camp, Braddock's tenth camp, began at the woods opposite where the Washington-Braddock Road emerged from Chestnut Ridge Mountain and extended to the northward beyond the Half King's Rock and Washington's Spring. Here Braddock camped June . . . Map (db m100185) HM
65Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Jumonville — Braddock RoadDunbar's Camp
General Braddock’s army ascended the ridge east of this point and advanced toward Gist’s Plantation. Col. Dunbar’s detachment, following with the heavy baggage, made its last camp here. Later, as Braddock’s defeated army streamed back, Dunbar . . . Map (db m504) HM
66Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Markleysburg — Braddock RoadTwelve Springs Camp
General Braddock's eighth camp, June 25, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was about half a mile S.W. Chestnut Ridge, seen on the horizon to the west, was the last mt. range to be crossed. Axemen widened an Indian path for passage of supply . . . Map (db m349) HM
67Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Markleysburg — Great Crossings
Since Indian days this was a major Youghiogeny River crossing place. In 1754 Washington’s Virginians camped here. Braddock’s army marched through here. The National Road bridged the river at this point in 1818.Map (db m106891) HM
68Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Markleysburg — Honor Roll
To Our Boys World War II and Korean Conflict Markleysburg Pennsylvania Artice, George R • Artice, Daniel M • Bird, Junior • Bird, Oliver • Bird Robert • Boyd, James R • Bunworth, Earl • Butler, Cecil • Close, Merle E • . . . Map (db m152704) WM
69Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Masontown — Fort Mason
Built as a blockhouse in 1774–78 by John Mason. It was a settler’s refuge in Revolutionary days. The site of the fort was nearby. Later rebuilt on Main Street as a dwelling.Map (db m134168) HM
70Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Masontown — Masontown
Formerly Germantown Renamed for John Mason Founded 1798Map (db m180206) HM
71Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Masontown — Masontown United Methodist Church Fire
Fire Nearly Destroyed This Church on July 15, 2004. Rebuilt and Rededicated to the glory of God and to our Savior, Jesus Christ, July 24, 2005.Map (db m139463) HM
72Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Masontown — Veterans Memorial
In memory of the brave men and women of this community who served in the wars of their countryMap (db m180270) WM
73Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Masontown — War Memorial
In memory of Edward McLaughlin Killed Fresnes, France, July 28, 1918. Charles E. Weimer Killed Argonne Forest, Sept. 26, 1918.Map (db m139464) HM
74Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Mill Run — Fallingwater
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), this house was built in 1936 as a family retreat for Pittsburgh businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann. Widely admired for its design, it is dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall; it exemplifies Wright's . . . Map (db m41785) HM
75Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Mill Run — FallingwaterUNESCO World Heritage Site
Fallingwater, as part of the 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. Inscription confirms that this property deserves protection for the benefit of all humanity because of its outstanding . . . Map (db m138206) HM
76Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Mt. Pleasant — Braddock's Military Road 1755 Great Swamp Camp
This tablet marks the site of General Edward Braddock's fourteenth encampment or bivouac. Here Braddock's army spent the night July 1, 1755 having marched five miles from their camp on the east side of the Youghiogheny near Connellsville. The army . . . Map (db m67387) HM
77Pennsylvania (Fayette County), New Geneva — Old Glassworks
Half a mile east of here, 1794-1797, the first glass factory west of the Alleghenies was founded by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson. He was aided by skillful glassworkers from the Amelung factory -- Kramer, Gabler, . . . Map (db m59680) HM
78Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Perryopolis — Alliance Furnace
First furnace west of the Alleghenies. Built 1789 on banks of nearby Jacob's Creek, its ruins are still observable. Supplied iron for Wayne's campaign in 1794 against the Indians.Map (db m41773) HM
79Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Perryopolis — Coke Ovens
The bee-hive ovens nearby are typical of the region. Coke was first made from coal near Connellsville in this type oven about 1840. Since 1870 use of coke has been vital to steel making.Map (db m74975) HM
80Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Albert Gallatin(1761-1849)
Jeffersonian diplomat, financier, and statesman. Gallatin was the longest serving US Secretary of the Treasury, 1801 to 1814. As such, he facilitated the Lewis and Clark Expedition, successfully reduced the national debt until the War of 1812, and . . . Map (db m74478) HM
81Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Albert Gallatin
"...his personal Character, as well as his present Designs, entitle him to the most cordial Regards." Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia March 25, 1785 Early American Statesman In 1780, 19-year old Albert Gallatin . . . Map (db m139472) HM
82Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Crossing the Mon at Point Marion, PennsylvaniaTwo Methods, Two Eras
The Dillinger Family’s POINT MARION FERRY 1847-1931 This panoramic map of Point Marion as seen from the northwest was published in 1902, when the Dillinger family’s Point Marion Ferry was still busy transporting horse-drawn vehicles and . . . Map (db m171720) HM
83Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Friendship HillGallatin’s Wilderness Home
Albert Gallatin bought this land in 1786 when this area was known as the “Western Country.” Three years later he constructed a two-story brick house at Friendship Hill for his new bride, Sophie. After Sophie died, Gallatin built . . . Map (db m60981) HM
84Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Honor RollSpringhill Township
World War I (List of Names) World War II (List of Names)Map (db m177221) WM
85Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Monongahela RiverRiver Route to the West
The Monongahela River served as one of many “river highways” to the western territories. Since there were few overland roads west of here, most settlers rafted north (to your right) on the Monongahela River to Pittsburgh, then down the . . . Map (db m163419) HM
86Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Preserving the 1910 Landscape
Friendship Hill has changed greatly since Albert Gallatin sold the property in 1832. To Gallatin, the property reflected his dream of agricultural pursuits and establishment of the industry. With the passage of time and ownership, Friendship Hill . . . Map (db m60983) HM
87Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Sophia Allegre Gallatin
Gallatin's First Wife Albert Gallatin met Sophia Allegre while staying at her mother's boarding house in Richmond, Virginia, during the mid-1780s. Against her mother's wishes, Sophia married Albert on May 14, 1789. As the . . . Map (db m139524) HM
88Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Stone Cistern
A stone foundation is all that remains of a large wooden water tank that once stood on the low hilltop. Built around the year 1900, the tank used gravity to provide the property with water, which had been pumped up from the nearby . . . Map (db m139520) HM
89Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Veterans Memorial
In memory of the men and women who served our country in all warsMap (db m171889) WM
90Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the American Soldier of All Wars July 22, 1928Map (db m172037) WM
91Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Veterans Memorial
This memorial serves as a reminder that freedom is not free - Dedicated to these wars and all other conflicts - World War Two Korean War Vietnam 1964 * 1975 US Persian Gulf War Veteran US Iraq War Veteran US Afghanistan War Veteran . . . Map (db m172533) WM
92Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Americans who have honorably and faithfully served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated by SAL #0499 on May 28, 2016.Map (db m172547) WM
93Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Point Marion — Vietnam War Memorial1964 •1975
SMS William D. Hicks USAF-35 • AFC Michael E. Widener USAF-21 • SP/5 Robert 0. Franklin ARMY-33 • PFC Joseph G. Evans Jr. USMC 20 • PFC Richard T. Malaspina USMC-21 • S/SGT John W. Earnesty ARMY-38 • SP/4 Gary F. Lewis ARMY-18 • L/CPL . . . Map (db m172814) WM
94Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Republic — Penn-Craft
This experimental community for coal miners unemployed during the Depression was developed, 1937-43, by the American Friends Service Committee. On the 200-acre tract, fifty families built their stone houses, a cooperative store, and a knitting . . . Map (db m59682) HM
95Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Smithfield — In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country
WORLD WAR I Brady, Otis Sr. • Buckley, James A. • Conn, Chester A. • Cook, William C. • Epley, William L. • Fowler, Howard F. • Lincoln, Roy W. • McKenzie, Carl R. • Robinson, Clarence R. • Springer, Albert • Victor, Wayne WORLD WAR II . . . Map (db m178416) WM
96Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Smithfield — Veterans Memorial
1917-1918 • 1941-1945 This Memorial erected by Smithfield Post American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Dedicated May 30, 1946 In Memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice WORLD WAR I Boord, Howard E. • Grimm, Judson • Smith, . . . Map (db m174894) WM
97Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Smock — America's First Iron Puddling Furnace
In 1817 ironmaster Isaac Meason and Welshman, Thomas Lewis built a puddling furnace and bar rolling mill here using a process from Wales that revolutionized the iron industry. It removed carbon from brittle pig iron creating malleable wrought iron . . . Map (db m108156) HM
98Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Uniontown — "I Sat In Front…"
One winter George's parents bought him shiny new flexible flyer sled. Thereafter George and his father rode together, Mr. Marshall's wide girth adding to the sled's weight and velocity. “I sat in front with a skate on my foot (to guide the sled) . . . Map (db m182133) HM
99Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Uniontown — A Citizens' Army
As the battles raged, General Marshall insisted that the fighting men of World War II receive the best possible care and regularly inquired about soldiers in remote locations. He worried most about the beleaguered infantrymen. He created the Women's . . . Map (db m182319) HM
100Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Uniontown — A Sense Of History
George's interest in history stemmed from his surroundings. He was aware that Main Street was part of the “National Road” and that the nearby White Swan Inn was a popular hostelry from pioneer days. He hunted and fished in the vicinity of . . . Map (db m182120) HM

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