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
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
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
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
August 19, 1870 - Left Cincinnati to establish
foundation in Pennsylvania
Died - December 25, 1889
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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