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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fayette County, PA (279) Greene County, PA (92) Somerset County, PA (147) Washington County, PA (377) Westmoreland County, PA (169) Garrett County, MD (161) Monongalia County, WV (225) Preston County, WV (116)  FayetteCounty(279) Fayette County (279)  GreeneCounty(92) Greene County (92)  SomersetCounty(147) Somerset County (147)  WashingtonCounty(377) Washington County (377)  WestmorelandCounty(169) Westmoreland County (169)  GarrettCountyMaryland(161) Garrett County (161)  MonongaliaCountyWest Virginia(225) Monongalia County (225)  PrestonCounty(116) Preston County (116)
Uniontown is the county seat for Fayette County
Adjacent to Fayette County, Pennsylvania
      Greene County (92)  
      Somerset County (147)  
      Washington County (377)  
      Westmoreland County (169)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (161)  
      Monongalia County, West Virginia (225)  
      Preston County, West Virginia (116)  
 
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1 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Belle Vernon — Belle Vernon Veterans Memorial
To the men and women of Belle Vernon Boro who have served in all wars and during peace timeMap (db m201482) WM
2 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Belle Vernon — Doctor John Stodgell Van Voorhis (1826-1917)
Belle Vernon's historian began practicing medicine here in 1847 upon graduating from today's W&J College. He married Betsy Plumer Smith that fall. His 1893 The Old and New Monongahela relates how Betsy's great grandfather Alexander Lowrey . . . Map (db m201460) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownfield — Brownfield Honor Roll — In honor of those who served in World War II
Arison, Charles E. • Bailey, Clifford F. • Baker, Clarence, Jr. • Baker, Robert • Baker, Emmett • Barnes, Charles • Barnes, Herbert E. • Barnes, Alfred L. • Bednar, Albert L. • Blaney, Paul O. • Brnich, Michael J. • Buehner, . . . Map (db m231736) WM
4 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownfield — Mickey's Park
Memory of PFC Michael D. Miner Born 9-21-1947 KIA Vietnam 9-13-1967 ☆ ☆ ☆ Michael D. Miner U.S. Army Purple Heart • Bronze Star • Vietnam Private First ClassMap (db m229438) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville — Bowman's Castle — (Nemacolin Castle)
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m200774) HM
6 Pennsylvania, 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
7 Pennsylvania, 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 m201487) HM
8 Pennsylvania, 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
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9 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville — Brownsville Military Honor Roll
(First Panel): WORLD WAR I Killed In Action/Missing In Action Axton, Andrew Kramer • Ayoub, Tony • Christy, Angelo • Conyua, John • DeLeonibus, Giuseppe • Ferri, Armino • Fiorentino, Fortunato • Fisher, Albert . . . Map (db m201079) WM
10 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville — Christ Episcopal Church — Brownsville, Penna.
First Episcopal Service (Fort Burd) 1759 Parish organized and grounds purchased, 1796 First church erected on this ground, 1823 Present church building completed, 1858 This plaque erected in commemoration of the . . . Map (db m200772) HM
11 Pennsylvania, 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
12 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville — 88 — Lafayette's Tour — Mapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On May 26, 1825, General Lafayette, traveling on the National Pike from Washington to Uniontown, was honored in Brownsville where he dined.Map (db m201052) HM
13 Pennsylvania, 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
14 Pennsylvania, 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
15 Pennsylvania, 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
16 Pennsylvania, 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
17 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville — Veterans Memorial
This monument is a tribute to honor all past, present, and future military men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country. MerrittstownMap (db m200651) WM
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18 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Veterans of all wars Because of them our lives are free Because of them our nation lives Because of them the world is blessed To those who gave the supreme sacrifice May their souls rest in peace W.W. • I W.W. . . . Map (db m201053) WM
19 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Confluence — Washington at Turkeyfoot — Seeking out the French
George Washington camped here on May 20, 1754. He was seeking for the British a navigable water route to the Forks of the Ohio (Pittsburgh), where the French were building Fort Duquesne. The young Lieutenant Colonel from Virginia had orders to . . . Map (db m204849) HM
20 Pennsylvania, 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
21 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Braddock Road — Stewart'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
22 Pennsylvania, 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
23 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Carnegie Free Library — National Register of Historic Places
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Placed by the Connellsville Area Historical SocietyMap (db m195499) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Chestnut Ridge — Named 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
25 Pennsylvania, 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
26 Pennsylvania, 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
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27 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville — Gateway 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
28 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville — Trail 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 Tufa Formation, 20.5 miles north. A living, . . . Map (db m76710) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville
Named for Zachariah Connell - Pioneer Founded 1773Map (db m228086) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville — Trail 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 Tufa Formation, 20.5 miles . . . Map (db m231993) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville — Town Map and Directory
Canteen and Railroad Display: Among downtown's attractions is a nostalgic coffee shop adorned with WWII memorabilia that also houses a 1,250 square-foot model train display. Photograph by GO Laurel Highlands . . . Map (db m232024) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville — Volunteers Make the Trail
■From this point to the city limits of Pittsburgh, the trail is owned and managed by a partnership of the Regional Trail Corporation and several member trail councils. This non-profit organization was chartered in 1991 to purchase the . . . Map (db m232063) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville Area Veterans Memorial
Dedicated December 7, 1996 in honor of Connellsville Area Veterans Presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21Map (db m217092) WM
34 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville Armory
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m232440) HM
35 Pennsylvania, 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
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36 Pennsylvania, 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. . . . Map (db m76719) WM
37 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville, A River Runs Through It — Historic Homes
The stately homes in the 500 block of South Pittsburgh Street reflect the wealth in Connellsville in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Doctor Echard House, built in 1888, and the Southside Hospital, built in 1909, reflect an unusual . . . Map (db m216997) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville, A River Runs Through It — Founding of Connellsville, City Hall, United States Post Office, and Trolley History
Founding of Connellsville and City Hall Zachariah Connell secured a charter for a town on March 21, 1793. He saw this as a natural stopping place for immigrants and travelers to build rafts and float down the river. He named . . . Map (db m217090) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville, A River Runs Through It — Carnegie Library, East Park, Masonic Temple
Carnegie Library Carnegie Free Library, a magnificent building, was built in 1903 with funding donated by Andrew Carnegie. It is of Ohio buff stone and is in the Italian Renaissance style. There is an auditorium on the second . . . Map (db m217192) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville, A River Runs Through It — Brimstone Corner, Second National Bank Building, Centennial Coke Arch
Brimstone Corner In 1845, Thomas Ewing conducted a general store on the corner where present day Crawford Avenue and Pittsburgh Street intersect in downtown Connellsville. The political discussion in the general store was so . . . Map (db m217193) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville, A River Runs Through It — Welcome to Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Our beautiful Youghiogheny River, "Meandering and Contrary River" from Delaware (Algonquin) language, attracted the first people into our region. Native Americans followed such animals as buffalo and deer into this most inviting of hunting . . . Map (db m231973) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Connellsville, A River Runs Through It
Former P & LE Train Station The Former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Train Station is one of two remaining train stations of the six that were originally located in Connellsville. This is the only original passenger station still standing. This . . . Map (db m232417) HM
43 Pennsylvania, 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
44 Pennsylvania, 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
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45 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Hill Grove Cemetery Retaining Wall Restoration
Project Pride Restoration of retaining wall of Hill Grove Cemetery 1961 to 1964 Material and equipment furnished by donations of civic minded people of Connellsville Area Labor furnished by Connellsville Carpenters Union Local . . . Map (db m232166) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Home of Colonel William Crawford
. . . Map (db m76141) HM
47 Pennsylvania, 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
48 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Samuel Johnson — Battle of Antietam
Congressional Medal of Honor Sept. 17, 1862Map (db m195495) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — St. Joseph Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those men and women who served our country in times of war and peace, especially those who gave their livesMap (db m228329) WM
50 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — The French And Indian War 1754 - 1763 — The Connellsville Connection
Major General Edward Braddock and his army on the way to capture Fort Duquesne, at the forks of the Ohio River, crossed the Youghiogheny River at Stewart's Crossing (now Connellsville.) The army camped in this area from June 28-30, 1755. During . . . Map (db m231974) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — The Luckey Family
To honor the five brothers who served their country during WW II T/Sgt Frederick J • M/Sgt Charles J • Capt Edgar K • M/Sgt Isaac H • S/Sgt John WMap (db m232449) WM
52 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — United States Post Office, Connellsville, Pennsylvania — National Register of Historic Places
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Placed by: C. J. Franklin Ellis Postmaster 1951 to 1972Map (db m195496) HM
53 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Veterans Memorial
Erected in memory of the Veterans of all wars of the United StatesMap (db m232124) WM
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54 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who serve God and countryMap (db m232451) WM
55 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Connellsville — Veteran's Plaza Stage
Stage dedicated to the memory and in honor of Connellsville's Korean & Vietnam VeteransMap (db m232074) WM
56 Pennsylvania, 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
57 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dawson — Veterans Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of Dawson and Lower Tyrone Township In honor of the men and women who served their country during the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold War eras 1945-1991 Legend K = Korean Era V = Vietnam Era C = Cold War Era . . . Map (db m210288) WM
58 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dawson — World War I Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of Dawson and Lower Tyrone Township, Pa., in honor of the men who served their country in 1917 - the World War - 1919. - Dawson - Arison, Herman • Baum, W. Farber • Brallier, James LeRoy • Brown, Henry • . . . Map (db m208117) WM
59 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dawson — World War II Memorial
Erected in thankfulness to God and in honor of the men and women of Dawson and Lower Tyrone Township who served in World War II 1941-1947 Ansell, Claude R. • Ansell, George F. • Austin, Donald C. • Baird, Joseph B. • Baird, Quentin • . . . Map (db m210289) WM
60 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dickerson Run — For God and Country — 1941 • 1945
Dedicated to those who served their country in World War II from the Second District of Dunbar Township (Names Not Listed)Map (db m208041) WM
61 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dickerson Run — World War I Memorial
William R. Baker • Frank W. Black • Arthur Brown • James Brown • J. William Brown • William Warren Brown • Howard Vincent Bowers • James C. Cavalcant • Brice Colbert • Lewis Colbert • Scott Colbert • Frank Conti • Mike Conti • . . . Map (db m207962) WM
62 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Beehive Coke Ovens
ASM International The Materials Information Society Has Designated Beehive Coke Ovens A Historical Landmark "Beehive ovens marked a major advance in manufacturing coke, allowing the mass production of Iron . . . Map (db m228422) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Connellsville Coke — Fueling 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
64 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Dunbar Korean War Memorial
In honor of those men and women from the Dunbar Pennsylvania area who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Korean War. June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955 Brewer, Donald • Bryner, Walter J. • Cromwell, . . . Map (db m228743) WM
65 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Dunbar Korean War Memorial
In honor of those men and women from the Dunbar Pennsylvania area who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Korean War. June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955 Alexander, Paul J. • ☆Anderson, Harry W. . . . Map (db m228921) WM
66 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Dunbar Vietnam War Memorial
In commemoration of those men and women of Dunbar who served their country during the Vietnam War. August 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975 PFC Lawrence George "Larry" Eans 1st Plt. Co. B, 1st Engineer BN Combat Engineers, U.S. Marine Corps . . . Map (db m228702) HM
67 Pennsylvania, 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
68 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Hill Farm Mine Disaster
A mile west of here on June 16, 1890, 31 miners were killed by an explosion of gas at the Hill Farm Mine owned by the Dunbar Furnace Company. The explosion was one of the most deadly in the history of the coke region. Two of the bodies were . . . Map (db m228407) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — In Honor of Those Who Serve - For God and Country — Dunbar World War I Memorial
In honor of those from the vicinity of Dunbar Pennsylvania who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America in World War I Addis Emmet M. • Addis Robert H. • Ainsley Harry • Anderson Ralph B. • Arthur Robert A. • Augustine . . . Map (db m228441) WM
70 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — In Honor of Those Who Serve - For God and Country — Dunbar World War II Memorial
In honor of those from the vicinity of Dunbar Pennsylvania who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America in World War II (Panel 1): Ainsley Harry Lee • Ainsley James Roger • Albright Howard • Aldrige Alfred Robert . . . Map (db m232595) WM
71 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — K6 Telephone Kiosk 1935 — King 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
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72 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Kentuck Knob — I. 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
73 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Dunbar — Sheepskin Trail
The Sheepskin Trail, named so by railroaders, is a 32-mile branch of the Youghiogheny River Trail and part of the Great Allegheny Passage. This trail adjoins YRT at Wheeler Bottom and enters the Borough of Dunbar. Dunbar, originally called . . . Map (db m228359) HM
74 Pennsylvania, 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
75 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Everson — A Tribute
To all Veterans, living or dead, who served in the service of their countryMap (db m228308) WM
76 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Everson — Everson Area Veterans Memorial
In honor and in memory of all men and women of the Everson Area who served our country during time of war and peace Killed In Action Eugene Albright • Frank Banaszak • Michael Banko • Stanley Banko • Stanley Bodziony • Bruno . . . Map (db m228281) WM
77 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Everson — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Col. Patrick M. Fallon and all prisoners of war and missing in action 1974Map (db m228303) WM
78 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Everson — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Veterans who have served during war time and peace Eagle Scout project of John PetrarcaMap (db m228300) WM
79 Pennsylvania, 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
80 Pennsylvania, 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
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81 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Fairchance — Roll Of Honor
(List of Names)Map (db m178290) WM
82 Pennsylvania, 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
83 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Fairchance — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who died so that we may be freeMap (db m178200) WM
84 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Fairchance, Georges Township — Wynn World War II Honor Roll
Abbott George • Allen Edward • Bacha Mike • Bacha Steve • Balabon Edward • Beaman Douglas • Besse Robert • Blake Lester • Brangard Edward • Brooks Hugh • Brooks Martha • Cole Elmer • Cole Frank • Cole Harry . . . Map (db m245042) WM
85 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — A Secret Grave — Fort 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 Duquesne and . . . Map (db m339) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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
87 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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 . . . Map (db m304) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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
89 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — British Defenses — Fort 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
90 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — Building Fort Necessity — Fort 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 m201461) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Necessity — Fort 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
92 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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
93 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — First Roads to the West — Fort 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
94 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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
95 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — Fort Necessity — National 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 continent. Burnt . . . Map (db m105634) WM
96 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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 the reconstructed fort.Map (db m201437) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — Fort Necessity National Battlefield — Information
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
98 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — Mount Washington Tavern — Fort 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
99 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church — Preaching 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
100 Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Farmington, Wharton Township — 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

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