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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greensburg, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Westmoreland County, PA (133) Allegheny County, PA (549) Armstrong County, PA (23) Cambria County, PA (86) Fayette County, PA (191) Indiana County, PA (31) Somerset County, PA (112) Washington County, PA (317)  WestmorelandCounty(133) Westmoreland County (133)  AlleghenyCounty(549) Allegheny County (549)  ArmstrongCounty(23) Armstrong County (23)  CambriaCounty(86) Cambria County (86)  FayetteCounty(191) Fayette County (191)  IndianaCounty(31) Indiana County (31)  SomersetCounty(112) Somerset County (112)  WashingtonCounty(317) Washington County (317)
Greensburg is the county seat for Westmoreland County
Greensburg is in Westmoreland County
      Westmoreland County (133)  
ADJACENT TO WESTMORELAND COUNTY
      Allegheny County (549)  
      Armstrong County (23)  
      Cambria County (86)  
      Fayette County (191)  
      Indiana County (31)  
      Somerset County (112)  
      Washington County (317)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Greensburg — 9/11 Memorial
In remembrance of all those fallen for their freedom on 9/11Map (db m184759) WM
2Pennsylvania (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
3Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Greensburg — First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg — Historic Landmark
Cram & Ferguson (Boston), Architects Edward A. Wehr (Pittsburgh), Contractor 1916-1919Map (db m184751) HM
4Pennsylvania (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
5Pennsylvania (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
6Pennsylvania (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
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7Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Greensburg — Huff Mansion
This home was designed by Ralph Adams Cram in 1900 for Mr. & Mrs. William A. HuffMap (db m184757) HM
8Pennsylvania (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
9Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Greensburg — Mother Ann Regina Ennis
. . . Map (db m184765) HM
10Pennsylvania (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
11Pennsylvania (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
12Pennsylvania (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
13Pennsylvania (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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14Pennsylvania (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
15Pennsylvania (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
16Pennsylvania (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
17Pennsylvania (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
18Pennsylvania (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
19Pennsylvania (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
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022