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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Westmoreland 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> Westmoreland County, PA (135) Allegheny County, PA (558) Armstrong County, PA (23) Cambria County, PA (86) Fayette County, PA (219) Indiana County, PA (36) Somerset County, PA (119) Washington County, PA (368)  WestmorelandCounty(135) Westmoreland County (135)  AlleghenyCounty(558) Allegheny County (558)  ArmstrongCounty(23) Armstrong County (23)  CambriaCounty(86) Cambria County (86)  FayetteCounty(219) Fayette County (219)  IndianaCounty(36) Indiana County (36)  SomersetCounty(119) Somerset County (119)  WashingtonCounty(368) Washington County (368)
Greensburg is the county seat for Westmoreland County
Adjacent to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
      Allegheny County (558)  
      Armstrong County (23)  
      Cambria County (86)  
      Fayette County (219)  
      Indiana County (36)  
      Somerset County (119)  
      Washington County (368)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Apollo — Fort Hand — 1777-1779
Only fort erected in Westmoreland County by Continental Congress Blockhouse surrounded by stockade with wall guns Named for Gen. Edward HandMap (db m78855) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Arnold — Fannie Sellins — (1870-1919)
An organizer for the United Mine Workers, Fannie Sellins was brutally gunned down in Brackenridge on the eve of a nationwide steel strike, on August 26, 1919. Her devotion to the workers' cause made her an important symbolic figure. Both she and . . . Map (db m58072) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Belle Vernon — Colonel Edward Cook — (1738-1808)
Settling here in the 1770s, Cook became a prominent landholder, jurist, and politician. He was a member of the Provincial Congress in Philadelphia in 1776 and served at the State Constitutional Convention. Although a moderate during the Whiskey . . . Map (db m54927) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Delmont — Bushy Run
Three miles to the south, at Bushy Run, an army under Colonel Henry Bouquet defeated the Indians, August 5-6, 1763. This raised the siege of Fort Pitt and opened the gateway for settlement of the West. It is now a State Park.Map (db m47957) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Delmont — Delmont
Delmont Meaning a valley in the hills
Founded 1814Map (db m155798) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Delmont — Fairview Park
Due to racial segregation into the mid-20th century, African Americans were excluded from many amusement parks and recreational facilities. Local Sunday School superintendents formed the Monongahela Valley Sunday School Assoc. and in 1945 purchased . . . Map (db m107239) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Delmont — New Salem Borough 100th Anniversary — 1833-1933
1833 — 1933 To commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of New Salem Borough Westmoreland County PennsylvaniaMap (db m155797) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry — Fort Barr
Located near this point, a stockaded log structure stood as a place of refuge for the region's earliest settlers. The Fort was originally built by Robert Barr, in 1768, and was utilized during Lord Dunmore's War of 1774, and throughout the many . . . Map (db m134221) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry — Fort Elder
Near this site, Fort Elder was created in 1783 by Robert Elder. His cabin was a plain log structure, strongly built with heavy doors (known as a Block House) and situated near a spring. Ford Elder would often become a place of refuge when Indians . . . Map (db m134222) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry — Hauling Coal From Salem #2
Deep in a hillside at the west end of the park, the Salem #2 mine was designed to reach part of the Greensburg coal basin. A year after opening, it had sixty employees. Peak production occurred in 1942, when 98,000 tons of coal were mined. In . . . Map (db m135723) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry — Wilson's Blockhouse
Colonel James Wilson erected a blockhouse near this point, which served as a refuge for the early settlers of Derry Township. It was equipped with heavy wooden doors, fortified window coverings, and rifle holes on every side. The blockhouse was . . . Map (db m134223) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Donegal — Donegal American Legion Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans through peace or war Their memories will never die.Map (db m23246) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, East Huntingdon — Morewood Massacre
On April 2, 1891, at the nearby Morewood Mines of the H.C. Frick Coke Company, sheriff's deputies killed seven strikers; two more died later. These were among some 16,000 workers striking for higher wages in the coke region. Thousands of mourners . . . Map (db m55591) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — 9/11 Memorial
In remembrance of all those fallen for their freedom on 9/11Map (db m184759) WM
15 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Arthur Saint Clair — (1737-1818)
President, Continental Congress, 1787; member, 1785-87. First Governor of the Northwest Territory (lying between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers), 1787-1802. Earlier, he was Westmoreland County Court Justice after the county's formation in 1773, and . . . Map (db m48066) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg — Historic Landmark
Cram & Ferguson (Boston), Architects Edward A. Wehr (Pittsburgh), Contractor 1916-1919Map (db m184751) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Fort Allen
A little south, site of post built 1774 by Pennsylvania German pioneers of Brush Creek and Harrold's settlements. A refuge from Indians in Dunmore's War and American Revolution.Map (db m55583) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Fort Allen
Built and commanded by Colonel Christopher Truby, officer of the revolution, was located 150 yards to the south of this marker. A frontier Fort of Dunmore's War 1774, the Indian War, and the War of the Revolution, It was also known as Truby's . . . Map (db m55584) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Hannastown
Site of former county seat of Westmoreland County is just west of here. First county seat west of mountains, 1773. Citizens adopted a Declaration in support of the Revolution, 1775. Burned by the Indians in 1782.Map (db m55846) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Huff Mansion
This home was designed by Ralph Adams Cram in 1900 for Mr. & Mrs. William A. HuffMap (db m184757) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor — Traveling the Highway
Lincoln Highway hotels possessed a mystique lacked by the more basic tourist cabins. Doormen carried the visitors' bags, and dinner was served by a waiter rather than from a tin can at a campsite. Seven hotels were located in the City of Greensburg . . . Map (db m155795) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Mother Ann Regina Ennis
. . . Map (db m184765) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton — 1774 - 1821
Foundress of the Sisters of Charity in the United States in the year 1809 —————————————— Erected to the memory of Sister M. Francesca Brownlee Corpus Christi - May 28, 1959.Map (db m184761) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Mother M. Aloysia Lowe
August 19, 1870 - Left Cincinnati to establish foundation in Pennsylvania Died - December 25, 1889 Seton Hill Thou art gone and left us in thy life of love, thy image carved in sacrifice and zeal. 'Twill be for aye thy children's . . . Map (db m184763) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — One Academy Hill Place
On this site in 1811 the original Greensburg Academy was erected. This private school for boys and girls, with its commanding view of downtown Greensburg, inspired the name of the surrounding hilltop community, Academy Hill. In 1850, a fire of . . . Map (db m184755) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Sion Church-Herolds Settlement — First Lutheran Church West of the Alleghany Mountains
Pioneers arrived 1755-1760 • Settlement established 1769 158 acres called "Good Purpose" preempted for Lutheran Church in 1765. Warrant Granted 1785 Patent Granted 1789 Log School House and Church built 1772 on site about 300 feet south of . . . Map (db m55595) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
Founded in Altoona in 1870 by Mother Aloysia Lowe, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill made Greensburg their permanent home in 1882. The community initiated groundbreaking educational, healthcare, and social service programs by serving an . . . Map (db m184657) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Toll House
Just northeast of here stood 1 of 5 gates of Greensburg-Pittsburgh Turnpike Road Company The turnpike, a section of the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia road, was completed in 1817. Over it, passed goods in trade between east and west.Map (db m47959) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Toll House
Site of toll house of the Stoyestown-Greensburg Turnpike Road Company The turnpike, a section of the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh road, was completed in 1819 at a cost of about $6,000 a mile. State took over the turnpike in 1911.Map (db m47960) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Train Station at Greensburg — Lincoln Highway
Road versus Rail—The Lincoln Highway stretches from New York City to San Francisco. In Western Pennsylvania, the Highway converges with the Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line at one location: Greensburg. The train station at Greensburg, . . . Map (db m166714) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Greensburg area who served their Country World War I • World War II Korea • Vietnam [Armed Services Emblems]Map (db m184752) WM
32 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg — Westmoreland County
Formed on February 26, 1773 from Bedford County, it once comprised most of southwest Pennsylvania. First seat of English justice west of Alleghenies. Site of 1775 "Hanna's Town Resolves." Greensburg, the county seat, was incorporated in 1799.Map (db m47961) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Harrison City — Bushy Run Battlefield
British and Americans under Colonel Henry Bouquet defeated the Indians here, August 5-6, 1763, during the Pontiac War, and lifted the siege of Fort Pitt.Map (db m55582) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield — Braddock's Military Road 1755 Salt Lick Camp
This tablet marks the site of General Edward Braddock's sixteenth encampment named "Salt Lick Camp." Here Braddock's army camped July 3, 1755, after having marched six miles from Jacobs Cabin Camp. The circuitous route via Mount Pleasant was made to . . . Map (db m72366) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township — War Memorial
206th Regt. P.V. Col. Jno. T. Fulton Company E. Sergt. B. F. Miller • John Beck • David Kauffman Jos. Shoemaker • Martin Orczeck • David Honts Co. H. 168th Regt. P.V. Edward Turner • Solomon Wible • . . . Map (db m220388) WM
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36 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Irwin — Braddock's Military Road 1755 — "Three Springs" Camp
This tablet marks the most probable site of General Braddock's nineteenth camp. Here Braddock's army camped July 7, 1755, en route to capture Fort Du Quesne. The Turtle Creek defile with its deep and rugged ravines, and its steep and almost . . . Map (db m33544) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Irwin — Braddock's Military Road 1755 Monacatootha's Camp
This tablet marks the site of General Edward Braddock’s eighteenth encampment called Monacatootha Camp from an unhappy incident on the march. Monacatooha’s son was shot by accident by Braddock’s own men. General Braddock as soon as the army camped . . . Map (db m97380) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Irwin — Fort Walthour
Erected about 1774 near this place This stockade, enclosing a blockhouse and several buildings, was built by the pioneers of the Brush Creek community on the plantation of Christopher Walthour. It was the chief place of refuge and defense of the . . . Map (db m78437) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Irwin — John Irwin House
Built 1836 by John Irwin, Nephew of Colonel John Irwin, this brick structure served as an inn for stagecoach passengers on the Greensburg to Pittsburgh Pike at Tinker Run. In 1851 John Irwin laid out the original plan of lots for the town of Irwin . . . Map (db m58074) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Irwin — Long Run Church
Recognized site of early Presbyterian meetinghouse during the early 1770’s. First log church was destroyed by fire in 1775. In 1781 the Long Run Church was built on the site of the William Marshall Family Massacre.Map (db m109616) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Irwin — The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway
The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast highway built in 1913. A group of visionary businessmen from the automotive industry, led by Henry B. Joy and Carl Fisher, formed the Lincoln Highway Association. The Association successfully . . . Map (db m166861) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Jeannette — Ambush — Bushy Run Battlefield
Col. Bouquet’s army left Ligonier on August 4th, 1763, and made twelve miles progress before stopping to camp along the road. On August 5th, Bouquet resumed his march and proceeded to within one mile of Bushy Run Station when Native Americans . . . Map (db m166863) HM WM
43 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Jeannette — Bushy Run
Four miles to the north, at Bushy Run, an army under Colonel Henry Bouquet defeated the Indians August 5-6, 1763. This raised the siege of Fort Pitt and opened the gateway for settlement of the West. It is now a State Park.Map (db m47958) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Jeannette — Pontiac's War — Bushy Run Battlefield
In the heart of the French and Indian War British emissaries attempted to persuade the Native Americans in the Ohio Valley to abandon their support of the French. In exchange, the British promised to leave the land west of the Allegheny Mountains . . . Map (db m67385) HM WM
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45 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Jeannette — Welcome to Bushy Run Battlefield
Bushy Run Battlefield is the 1763 site of a battle between Native Americans and British forces under the command of Colonel Henry Bouquet. This battle stopped a Native American attempt to regain lands controlled by the British and allowed western . . . Map (db m67383) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Dainty Pastry Shoppe — A Small Business Success Story — Certified Historic Latrobe Property —
"Come as a customer, leave as a friend." --Robert Colaianne The first building on this site was the Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1856 [top left photo]. From 1886 to 1952 a number of businesses occupied the building until it . . . Map (db m184558) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Fred McFeely Rogers — (1928-2003)
Born and raised in Latrobe, Mister Rogers was the creator, composer, host, and puppeteer of the award-winning TV program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001). The program, produced at WQED in Pittsburgh, emphasized kindness, compassion, . . . Map (db m95411) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Latrobe Presbyterian Church — Founded 1869
A Century of Faith and Caring 1891 - 1991 This church is rededicated to God's work in the 21st century September 29, 1991Map (db m184586) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Pennsylvania Railroad — Building for the Future — Certified Historic Latrobe Property —
Latrobe grew into a community because of the railroad. A plan developed by Oliver W. Barnes and implemented in 1851 created a true community center that consisted of the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, a railroad hotel, wood and water yards and a . . . Map (db m184562) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Reflections of Latrobe History
The intent of the mural project was to depict a corner of Latrobe history as it played out in the vicinity of and within this significant building. At the time of the mural's inception, the possibility of a full reconstruction of the 1907 fabric . . . Map (db m184566) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S. B.
PAX Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B. Founder of the Benedictine Order in the United States, Archabbot of St. Vincent, First President of the American Cassinese Congregation, Born at Thalmassing, Bavaria, January 14, 1809, Died at . . . Map (db m80111) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Saint Vincent
Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer on the site of a Catholic parish built in 1789, Saint Vincent Archabbey, College, and Seminary was the first institution in the US established by monks of the Order of Saint Benedict. The college was incorporated . . . Map (db m80109) HM
53 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Second Ward School and Bell — 1882 - 2014
This bell marks the site of Latrobe's first high school. The building also housed elementary classes and later the district administration offices. The step stones on the left, once the steps that led to the front door, are flanked by . . . Map (db m184574) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Site of Sportsman's Hall Log Cabin
Which served as the first Catholic Parish Church of western Pennsylvania. The property was bought by the Reverend Theodore Brouwers, O.F.M. First pastor of the congregation, April 16, 1790.Map (db m80113) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — St. Xavier's
This Convent and Academy is the oldest institution of the Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland in 1843. From here many Sisters have gone to various parts of the United States as nurses and teachers.Map (db m48070) HM
56 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — The Banana Split
In 1904 in Latrobe, the first documented Banana Split was created by apprentice pharmacist David Strickler-sold here at the former Tassell Pharmacy. Bananas became widely available to Americans in the late 1800s. Strickler capitalized on this by . . . Map (db m68062) HM
57 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — The Johnston House at Kingston — Est, 1815 — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor —
A residence and farm, a stagecoach stop, a tavern, an office building and a museum! In 1812, Scotch-Irish immigrant Alexander Johnston (who lived to be almost 100 yrs.) began erecting this landmark structure. The stone for the building and . . . Map (db m167362) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Twelve Mile Camp
George Washington in 1758 set up a camp a mile north of this point while building Forbes Road. In 1774 Fort Shippen was built at the same site.Map (db m48079) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever . . . Map (db m184575) WM
60 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Military VeteransMap (db m184587) WM
61 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Latrobe — William Findley
Near the western end of Latrobe was the log house of this antifederalist Congressman, who lived modestly alongside his constituents. A shaper of public opinion in western Pennsylvania, he sympathized with the Whiskey Rebellion but, as tempers . . . Map (db m48082) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Arthur Saint Clair
At the head of the hollow to the south was last home of General Saint Clair. He served in the Revolutionary army, in the Continental Congress, and was first Governor of the Northwest Territory. His grave is at Greensburg.Map (db m48067) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Building the Highway — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
This cement marker is one of 3,000 markers that were erected along the Lincoln Highway from New York City to San Francisco, approximately one per mile. On September 1, 1928, cement posts with bronze medallions bearing President Lincoln's profile . . . Map (db m49264) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Bullet's Defeat
French and Indian troops defeated a party of 100 Virginians under the command of Captain Thomas Bullet near here on May 22, 1759. Bullet and his troops were taking provisions from Bedford to Fort Ligonier when they were attacked. They suffered over . . . Map (db m68064) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Desert Storm Memorial
Dedicated in honor of our Ligonier area servicemen and women who served our country and fought to preserve peace. Dedicated July 4, 1991Map (db m49263) WM
66 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Forbes Road — 1758 — Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
Fort Ligonier Built by order of General Forbes. Was located 200 yards west of this marker. The road leads south-westward to 12 mile encampment. Eminent service was rendered here by Colonel Henry Bouquet and Colonel John Armstrong and in . . . Map (db m48072) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Fort Ligonier
Built here 1758 as a base of Forbes expedition. Under Colonel James Burd withstood French and Indian attack, October 22, 1758. Only small fort in West not taken in Pontiac's War, 1763, it made possible Bouquet's rescue of Fort Pitt.Map (db m48073) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Fort Ligonier
The first English fort west of the Alleghany Mountains was built five hundred feet south-east of this spot, in 1758 by order of General John Forbes, and named in honor of Lord John Ligonier. Here General Forbes with the aid of Colonels George . . . Map (db m48076) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Fort Ligonier — Monument Marks the Site
This monument marks the site of Fort Ligonier. It was built in 1758 during the French and Indian War by Colonel Henry Bouquet and named by his Commander General John Forbes, in honor of Sir John Ligonier, Commander in-chief of the British Armies. . . . Map (db m61086) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Fort Ligonier — Century Chain
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, seen by 30,000 in Ligonier on September 26, 1958, climaxed his visit with a public address on this site. He sealed into the Century Chain the open Bicentennial Link, using as ax from the fort’s artifacts. The . . . Map (db m61087) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Highway Enterprise — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
In 1895, people from Pittsburgh could find refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city in Ligonier. At this time, Mr. Wiliam J. Potts, Ligonier's first Mayor, built a Victorian residence on this site for his wife Jessamine. It was the first home . . . Map (db m49265) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens
In 1938 The Rollo Coaster opens to a crowd of 18,000. Standing 27' tall and 900' long, the unique out-and-back ride was constructed on a hillside. The wood for the ride was cut on park property, utilizing a sawmill built next to the construction . . . Map (db m76913) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Idlewild Park
The longest-operating amusement park in Pennsylvania and among the oldest in the nation. In 1878, Thomas Mellon leased land along his Ligonier Valley Railroad hoping to increase passenger traffic by opening a picnic ground. Amusement rides began to . . . Map (db m60066) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station — 125 Years — 1878-2002 —
[on depot] Idlewild Park was a regular stop on the Ligonier Valley Railroad, which connected with the P.R.R.'s main line at Latrobe from 1878 to 1952. This was the depot. It had a waiting room, ticket agent room, freight express room. "Ripley" . . . Map (db m77025) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — In Memory of Richard Beatty Mellon — 1858-1933
One of the builders of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road whose benefactions and civic leadership advanced immeasurably the welfare of this community Incorporated April 13, 1853 the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Company operated continuous passenger . . . Map (db m131980) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Johnston House
William F. Johnston, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1848-1852, was born near here, 1808. This house, built by his father, 1815, was his boyhood home. Known as Kingston House, it has been cited as a fine example of colonial style.Map (db m48077) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Ligonier Depot — Pennsylvania Game Commission, Southwest Division HQ — Ligonier Valley School District —
Dedicated April 6, 1957 to Better Wildlife Management ————— On November 3, 1955, the Game Commission purchased this property from the Ligonier Valley Railroad Company, which was incorporated on April 13, . . . Map (db m49213) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Ligonier Town Square Fountain
On June 30th 1921 the members of Ligonier Volunteer Hose Company No. 1 presented this fountain to the People of LigonierMap (db m49219) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Ligonier Train Crash
The train crash that occurred on Friday, July 5, 1912 was described in the Ligonier Echo as "A frightful and most terrible wreck. The worst ever known in the history of Westmoreland County railroading, happened about 3:30 p.m. on the Wilpen branch . . . Map (db m131966) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Ligonier War Memorial
In eternal gratitude to those who served in all conflicts waged to create and preserve our nation and our way of life Erected May 30, 1962Map (db m49262) WM
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81 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Loyalhanning
Indian village settled by the Delaware soon after their departure from the Susquehanna area in 1727, was located here. The name refers to "middle stream".Map (db m60171) HM
82 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Original Course of Forbes Road — 1758
Through Ligonier Valley to Fort PittMap (db m166786) HM
83 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83 — PTC No. 83
This beautiful carousel was built by the talented craftsmen of the Philadelphia Toboggan Co., who carved the solid wood horses and the intricate crown. The first year these horses galloped to the sound of laughing children, this merry-go-round . . . Map (db m76911) HM
84 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Picture Yourself on the Lincoln Highway — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Pleasure driving along the Lincoln Highway has long been a popular pastime. Motorists sought and continue to seek scenic beauty and amusements, such as Idlewild Park. For most of its history, the Lincoln Highway was lined with attractions, . . . Map (db m167244) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Railroad Signs — 125 Years — 1878-2002 —
This cast iron sign originally stood beside the Ligonier Valley Railroad tracks that passed through Idlewild. Several more can be found along the route of the park's narrow gauge train the "Loyalhanna Ltd."Map (db m77024) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Road Versus Rail — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
The rise and fall of the railroad corresponded to the continuing increase of roads, like the Lincoln Highway. Railroads were needed for transportation because roads were virtually impassable. But once new paving techniques made road surfaces . . . Map (db m49218) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Roadside Enterprise — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
As the Lincoln Highway prospered, many towns saw the introduction of automobile dealerships onto Main Street. In 1920, A.J. McColly purchased this site, tore down two frame houses, along with a blacksmith shop, and erected this building for his . . . Map (db m167245) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Saint Clair Hollow
Named in honor of General Arthur Saint Clair. The source of this hollow is a large spring two miles south, where General Saint Clair, in a log cabin, spent his last days. He was, A Major General in the American Revolution. President of the . . . Map (db m48068) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Ligonier — Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish — The Catholic Community of the Ligonier Valley
As you look before you in the distance to the building behind Holy Trinity Church, you are taking a look into the past of the Ligonier Valley Railroad. The structure was built in 1920 as the Roundhouse and Repair Shop for trains which operated . . . Map (db m131982) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Monessen — Christian B. Anfinsen — (1916-1995)
Noted biochemist, born in Monessen. Recipient, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1972, for his pioneering study into the structure of the enzyme called "ribonuclease." A laboratory chief, National Institutes of Health, 1950-1982; he taught at Johns Hopkins . . . Map (db m44984) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Monessen — M4A3 Combat Full-Tracked 76mm Sherman Tank — World War II ☆ Korea
Presented to the citizens of Monessen by Allison-Lescanic Veterans of Foriegn Wars Post 1190 to honor all who served.Map (db m201213) WM
92 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Monessen — Monessen Veterans Memorial — In Memory
World War II - KIA Bartosik Frank • Beck Nick T • Boyer Harry E • Caville William C • Cekola Carl George • Cipriani Edward R • Columbus Patsy • Ecomko Matthew • Dawkins Hosey • Demko Michael • Denitti Paul • Desack Andrew Jr . . . Map (db m201331) WM
93 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — 86th Combat Engineer
86th Combat Engineer Vietnam 1965 - 1969 Welcome HomeMap (db m204258) WM
94 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — A History of Glass
Bryce Brothers Glass Company Employment was always available in the glass plants. The Bryce Brothers Glass Company manufactured fine crystals and glass products in Mt. Pleasant from 1896 to 1965. The art of making hand blown glass was a . . . Map (db m204243) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — Air Force Bombing Run / Henry W. B. Mechling / D-Day
Air Force Bombing Run Europe 1943 Henry W. B. Mechling Born - 14 October 1852 in Mount Pleasant, PA Died - 10 April 1926 in Washington, DC Entered Military Service at Pittsburgh, PA August 4, 1875 Discharged at Fort Meade, Dakota . . . Map (db m204251) HM WM
96 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — Arts & Culture
Mt. Pleasant Institute Building Although primarily known for its industrial history, Mt. Pleasant was a center for the arts for many years starting around the turn of the 20th Century. Music and theatre were major components of the . . . Map (db m204244) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — Battle of Midway - Battle Of Iwo Jima - Uncomon Valor
Navy Carrier launched airstrike Battle Of Midway 1942 Marine Corps raising the flag Battle of Iwo Jima 1945 Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue Distinguished Service Cross Medal of Honor Navy Cross Air Force Cross Distinguished . . . Map (db m204250) WM
98 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — Braddock's Military Road 1755
Gen. Edw. Braddock, equipped to attack Ft. Duquesne, cut a 12 ft. road north through the western wilderness. On July 2nd, seven days before their defeat, his troops rested midday at springs nearby then marched a few miles NW from this point to . . . Map (db m20944) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — Coast Guard Cutter - Merchant Marine - American Military War Dead
Coast Guard Cutter on patrol North Atlantic 1943 Merchant Marine Convoy Duty Arctic Ocean 1942 American Military Dead American Revolution 1777 - '83 4,435 War of 1812 1812- '15 2,260 Indian Wars 1817 - '98 10,001 Mexican War . . . Map (db m204252) WM
100 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant — First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ
In the Bonnet School House, on this site, the first General Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ was held A.D. 1815.Map (db m23094) HM

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