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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Uniontown, 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 (212) Greene County, PA (90) Somerset County, PA (118) Washington County, PA (343) Westmoreland County, PA (133) Garrett County, MD (133) Monongalia County, WV (217) Preston County, WV (107)  FayetteCounty(212) Fayette County (212)  GreeneCounty(90) Greene County (90)  SomersetCounty(118) Somerset County (118)  WashingtonCounty(343) Washington County (343)  WestmorelandCounty(133) Westmoreland County (133)  GarrettCountyMaryland(133) Garrett County (133)  MonongaliaCountyWest Virginia(217) Monongalia County (217)  PrestonCounty(107) Preston County (107)
Uniontown is the county seat for Fayette County
Uniontown is in Fayette County
      Fayette County (212)  
      Greene County (90)  
      Somerset County (118)  
      Washington County (343)  
      Westmoreland County (133)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (133)  
      Monongalia County, West Virginia (217)  
      Preston County, West Virginia (107)  
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1Pennsylvania, 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
2Pennsylvania, 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
3Pennsylvania, 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
4Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — A Solid Foundation
The Marshall household was the last residence on West Main Street before crossing the small stream called Coal Lick Run. The home included a barn and what the family called "the orchard," a carriage house, four large apple trees, a brick spring . . . Map (db m182005) HM
5Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Catawba / Cherokee Trail
Here crossed the ancient Catawba or Cherokee Trail leading from Canada to Florida and the southern branch of the Nemacolin Trail leading from Wills Creek (Cumberland, Md.) by way of Crawfords's Fort to BrownsvilleMap (db m207650) HM
6Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Choosing A Career
On August 28, 1899, Uniontown was lined with American flags and red, white and blue bunting to welcome home Company C, 10th Pa. Regiment from the Philippines and the Spanish-American War. The return of Company C was Marshall's "first great . . . Map (db m182131) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — City Of Uniontown • World War II Memorial
Some Gave A Little Some Gave A Lot Some Gave It All 1941 • World War II • 1945 The Greatest Generation In Honor and Memory Of All World War II Veterans (Six Panels of Names) (Rear Side of Main Triangular Memorial): . . . Map (db m181913) WM
8Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Connellsville Coke Region
Located in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, the region's abundant high quality Pittsburgh vein coal yielded superior coke, used to smelt iron. This refined form of coal was produced in beehive ovens from the mid-19th century to the 1970s. . . . Map (db m59683) HM
9Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Europe First, Then Japan
The leading advocate in the Allied High Command of an invasion of Northern France, General Marshall successfully fought off proposals to delay or indefinitely postpone the D-Day attack. When the British wanted to invade the enemy-held island of . . . Map (db m182282) HM
10Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Fayette CampusPenn State University
In 1964 Fayette County leaders headed by Orville and Robert Eberly approached Penn State about opening a local campus and began a campaign to raise funds to support the project. University trustee J. Lewis Williams also backed the effort and a . . . Map (db m73914) HM
11Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Fayette County
Formed September 26, 1783 from Westmoreland County. Named for the Marquis de Lafayette. Among the French and Indian War sites here is Fort Necessity. The county seat, Uniontown, was incorporated 1796. On the National Road, eventually US Route 40.Map (db m181951) HM
12Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Fayette County Civil War Memorial
They died to save a Nation. Memory brightens hope. To those who died in the service of our Country. Requiescant in Pace. (Latin: Rest in Peace)Map (db m181761) WM
13Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Fort Gaddis
Built on the Catawba Trail as a refuge from the Indians, by Thomas Gaddis about 1764. Gaddis was later a colonel in the Pennsylvania Continental Line during the Revolution.Map (db m188105) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — George and Friends
George's best friend Andy Thompson lived opposite him on Main Street. At one time or another, the two boys operated "restaurant," grew tomatoes, loafed at the nearby blacksmith shop, played billiards, and conducted a ferry service across Coal Lick . . . Map (db m182054) HM
15Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — George C. Marshall
Born in Uniontown on December 31, 1880 and known as “Flicker” during his youth, General of the Army and Chief of Staff. George Catlett Marshall was the organizer of the Allied victory in WWII and later served as the Secretary of State . . . Map (db m1139) HM
16Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — George C. Marshall
Soldier and statesman, born December 31, 1880, on this site. Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1939-45. General of the Army from December 1944. Secretary of State, 1947-49, and Defense, 1950-51. Author of Marshall Plan for European recovery. . . . Map (db m57086) HM
17Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — George Catlett Marshall
The Commander of the U.S. Army in World War II, the author of the plan for European economic recovery after the war, and the winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize for peace was born on Main Street across from this site on December 31, 1880. The youngest . . . Map (db m182008) HM
18Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — In Memory of Walter J. "Buzz" Storey Jr.
Community journalist for more than six decades, civic and church leader, historian, author, humorist, Pittsburgh Steelers fan, World War II veteran, family man and someone who loved his native Uniontown with all his heart.Map (db m207652) HM WM
19Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — James Finley(1756-1828)
In 1808 Finley obtained the first US patent for a suspension bridge. His first rigid chain bridge, which once spanned nearby Jacob’s Creek, exemplified the ingenuity of Finley’s design. Bridges following his patented design were built in several . . . Map (db m41794) HM
20Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — 74 — Lafayette's TourThe Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Fairwell Tour —
On May 26, 1825, General Lafayette was welcomed at the courthouse by Albert Gallatin. He returned May 28 en route to Pittsburgh.Map (db m207657) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Mr. Secretary
In January 1947, after failing to negotiate an end to the Chinese Civil War, George Marshall was appointed Secretary of State by President Truman. The last Allied leader to give up hope of working with the Soviets, Marshall concluded in spring 1947 . . . Map (db m182934) HM
22Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — None Dare Forget
Dedicated to the memory of the six million martyrs who perished in the Holocaust 1937 - 1945 • 5697 - 5706 B'NAI B'RITHMap (db m181756) HM WM
23Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Old West School House
Built about 1800. Here many early families received their first education. Restored as the Girl Scout Little House by Girl Scouts of Uniontown in 1939. Placed by the Albert Gallatin Chapter, U.S.D. 1812Map (db m74968) HM
24Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Peace Through Strength and Vigilance
To all who Serve our CountryMap (db m181770) WM
25Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Plan "Without Hysteria"
On September 1, 1939, within hours of the start of World War II, George Marshall became Army Chief of Staff. Honored in Uniontown eight days later, Marshall declared the U.S. must plan for an uncertain future "without emotional hysteria." War found . . . Map (db m182213) HM
26Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Roll Of Honor1941 • 1945
Dedicated to the men and women from Uniontown who served and to the sacred memory of these who gave their lives in World War II Joseph Albano • Carl D. Altomonte • Alex C. Bail • Mervin R. Bittinger • Charles W. Boal • Rudolph . . . Map (db m181879) WM
27Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Searight’s Tollhouse
Erected by Pennsylvania, 1835, to collect tolls on the old National Road. Administered by The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum CommissionMap (db m257) HM
28Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — The Marshall Legacy
George Marshall became president of the American Red Cross and, in time, Secretary of Defense, retiring from that office and public service in 1951. He died in 1959 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Harry Truman . . . Map (db m182009) HM
29Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — The Marshall Plan
Secretary Marshall's speech at Harvard on June 5, 1947, launched The Marshall Plan. The 16-nation European Recovery Program was directed against hunger and desperation. "The role of this country should consist of friendly aid in the drafting of a . . . Map (db m182743) HM
30Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — The Middle Years
George graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901, and was soon in the Philippines leading troops. Marshall spent part of World War I at the side of Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Force. His first wife, . . . Map (db m182146) HM
31Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Thomas Jefferson and Albert Gallatin
After receiving reports from the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the summer of 1803, President Thomas Jefferson realized that in order for the United States to reach its full potential, it must expand westward and be facilitated by the central . . . Map (db m207710) HM
32Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Toll House
One of the six original toll houses on the Cumberland or National Road. It was built by the State after the road was turned over to it by the United States in 1835. The road was completed through this section in 1817-1818.Map (db m41798) HM
33Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Trinity United Presbyterian Church World War I Memorial
Members of this congregation and Sunday School who rendered service, to our Country in the World War 1917-1919 Clyde R. Abraham • Harold S. Abraham • Earl S. Areford • Oliver G. Arison • Harry Baksa • Robert R. Barton • Russell C. Barton . . . Map (db m181924) WM
34Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Underground Railroad
The path to freedom led this way for slaves fleeing the South in the years before the Civil War. Here, they were given haven and helped along their journey by local people, through one of the key stations on the Underground Railroad, in a house on . . . Map (db m1115) HM
35Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Uniontown
Founded by Henry Beeson, who built a blockhouse on site of the county jail in 1774. Uniontown gained importance with the building of the National Road after 1811.Map (db m41799) HM
36Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Uniontown
Founded by Henry Beeson, who built a blockhouse on site of the county jail in 1774. Uniontown gained importance with the building of the National Road after 1811.Map (db m167220) HM
37Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the Veterans of Great Bethel Baptist ChurchMap (db m181782) WM
38Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who have served our country in all wars, and who have given their lives that we may live and prosper in peace.Map (db m181791) WM
39Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
Uniontown Lions Club Honors All Veterans Living & DeceasedMap (db m182085) WM
40Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
Congressman John P. Murtha Vietnam Veteran Respects & Salutes All VeteransMap (db m182132) WM
41Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
Neubauer's Flowers Inc. Thanks to all Veterans living & deceased & their families for letting us live in the greatest country in the world "The U. S. A."Map (db m182212) WM
42Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of James A. Gearing - U.S.M.C. - Guadalcanal - W.W.II • John E. Gearing - Army - W.W.II • Joseph P. Gearing - Army - 11th Airborne • William A. Gearing - U.S.M.C. - 1st M.A.W. - KoreaMap (db m182279) WM
43Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In memory of J. Paul Dunn U. S. Army W. W. IIMap (db m182446) WM
44Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans MemorialAttorney Joseph R. Rygiel
World War II Pilot Sixth Bomber Group Thirty Ninth Squadron Twentieth Air Force 313th Wing Air Offensive Japan Central PacificMap (db m182824) WM
45Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans MemorialGordon "Took" Silbaugh
World War II U.S. Navy 10-12-42 to 11-21-45 Aviation Radioman Second Class Naval Air Gunnery (T) (CA) Fidelity Gunnery Radio Greatly missed and loved by wife, Shirley Always in my HeartMap (db m182898) WM
46Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in Memory of the family of John & Mary Nypaver, proud parents of 6 W. W. II Combat Veterans S/Sgt. Kenneth (K.I.A.) 4/19/45-10th Mt. Division, Sgt. Edward (P.O.W). 101st Airborne, Major Mary (A.N.C.), Pvt. Daniel - U.S. Army Combat . . . Map (db m182957) WM
47Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans MemorialJohn A. "Jack" McMullen
. . . Map (db m183003) WM
48Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans MemorialCapt. Harry L. McMullen Jr.
P-47 Fighter Pilot, Army Air Corps Nov 1941 - Mar 1945 69th Ftr Sq, 58th Ftr Grp "The Werewolves" SW Pacific, Solomon Islands Shot down and rescued after many days surviving alone in the jungle. While stage acting and . . . Map (db m183397) WM
49Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans MemorialJoseph Norman Davis
Aug. 11, 1924 - May 17, 2008 B-17 Tail Gunner/Waist Gunner 8th Army Air Corps June 1943-Oct. 1945 4 life threatening crash landings parachuted over occupied France "Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the . . . Map (db m183402) WM
50Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In memory of Seaman 1st Class U.S. Navy W. W. II Albert M. Cervenak Killed in Action 11-May-45 in OkinawaMap (db m183443) WM
51Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In memory of our parents, families & all VeteransMap (db m184494) WM
52Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
Salute W. W. II Veterans "The Greatest Generation"Map (db m184746) WM
53Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Honors All Veterans Bataan W. W. IIMap (db m184873) WM
54Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Uniontown — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Those Who have ServedMap (db m207543) WM
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Jan. 31, 2023