List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Washington County

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Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania

This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Washington County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Washington County, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 53 historical markers located in Washington County.[1]


Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
"Declaration and Address" Declaration and Address Christian Assoc of Washington (Cover) 1809.jpg Sunday, June 19, 1994 122 South Main Street, Washington
40°10′09″N 80°14′42″W / 40.16905°N 80.24487°W / 40.16905; -80.24487 (Declaration and Address)
City Religion
"S" Bridge Claysville S Bridge, eastern end.jpg Wednesday, May 28, 1947 National Road (US 40), at PA 221, 5 miles southwest of Washington
40°08′23″N 80°20′57″W / 40.1398°N 80.3491°W / 40.1398; -80.3491 (S Bridge)
Roadside Bridges, Roads, Transportation
1948 Donora Smog TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, October 28, 1995 Meldon Ave. (Pa. 837) at Fifth St., Donora
40°10′35″N 79°51′19″W / 40.1763°N 79.85538°W / 40.1763; -79.85538 (1948 Donora Smog, The)
Roadside Environment
Augusta Town TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 National Road (US 40), 3 miles southwest of Washington
40°09′06″N 80°18′58″W / 40.151533°N 80.316133°W / 40.151533; -80.316133 (Augusta Town)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Bradford House David Bradford House historical marker.jpg Saturday, August 01, 1953 175 South Main Street, Washington
40°10′05″N 80°14′41″W / 40.16813°N 80.24475°W / 40.16813; -80.24475 (Bradford House)
City Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Military, Whiskey Rebellion
Bradford House DavidBradfordHouse.jpg Thursday, April 07, 1966 At site, 175 South Main Street, Washington (retired) Roadside Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Military, Whiskey Rebellion
California Boatyards Calpubliclib.jpg Saturday, June 18, 1994 Borough library (old railroad station), Wood Street, California
40°04′05″N 79°53′21″W / 40.06818°N 79.88927°W / 40.06818; -79.88927 (California Boatyards)
City Business & Industry, Transportation
Capt. Philo McGiffin Philo McGiffin Washington PA PHMC marker.jpg Wednesday, May 28, 1947 County Courthouse, Main & Beau Streets, Washington
40°10′15″N 80°14′44″W / 40.1707°N 80.24558°W / 40.1707; -80.24558 (Capt. Philo McGiffin)
Roadside Military, Military Post-Civil War
Cement City TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, October 04, 1997 McKean Avenue (PA 837) & Chestnut Street, Donora
40°10′05″N 79°51′43″W / 40.16798°N 79.86203°W / 40.16798; -79.86203 (Cement City)
Roadside Business & Industry, Labor
Col. George Morgan TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 Morganza Road and West McMurray Road, Canonsburg
40°16′25″N 80°09′30″W / 40.27352°N 80.15832°W / 40.27352; -80.15832 (Col. George Morgan)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Native American, Professions & Vocations
Cross Creek Church TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, October 16, 1950 Cross Creek Road & Vance Drive, east of PA 18, Cross Creek
40°19′47″N 80°24′45″W / 40.329600°N 80.412600°W / 40.329600; -80.412600 (Cross Creek Church)
Roadside Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
David Reed TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, May 09, 1950 PA 50, 3 miles west of PA 980, near Venice
40°18′53″N 80°16′09″W / 40.31485°N 80.2692°W / 40.31485; -80.2692 (David Reed)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, George Washington
Delvin G. Miller (1913-1996) TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, August 01, 2009 Entrance to The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington
40°12′58″N 80°12′06″W / 40.21621°N 80.201794°W / 40.21621; -80.201794 (Delvin G. Miller (1913-1996))
Roadside Sports
Doddridge's Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 Washington Pike (PA 844) at Sugar Run Road, 2.5 miles west of Middletown
40°14′54″N 80°28′20″W / 40.248467°N 80.472250°W / 40.248467; -80.472250 (Doddridge's Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Military
Edward Acheson Edward G. Acheson House.jpg Saturday, August 01, 1953 Southwest corner of Main & Maiden Streets, Washington
40°10′04″N 80°14′42″W / 40.16773°N 80.24488°W / 40.16773; -80.24488 (Edward Acheson)
City Invention, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Elisha McCurdy TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 SR 4004 (old US 22) near Pa. 18, Florence
40°25′55″N 80°26′09″W / 40.43207°N 80.4359°W / 40.43207; -80.4359 (Elisha McCurdy)
Roadside Religion
Gantz Oil Well Gantz Oil Well USGS 1904.jpg Saturday, October 03, 1953 West Chestnut Street at Brookside Avenue, Washington
40°10′16″N 80°15′20″W / 40.171117°N 80.255467°W / 40.171117; -80.255467 (Gantz Oil Well)
City Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
George Washington George Washington 1795.jpg Tuesday, May 9, 1950 Southview Road, north of PA 150, Venice
40°19′31″N 80°16′11″W / 40.3252°N 80.2697°W / 40.3252; -80.2697 (George Washington)
Roadside Early Settlement, George Washington, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Globe Inn Globe Inn historical marker.jpg Saturday, August 1, 1953 155 South Main Street, Washington
40°10′06″N 80°14′41″W / 40.168333°N 80.244717°W / 40.168333; -80.244717 (Globe Inn)
City Buildings, Business & Industry, Roads, Inns & Taverns
Hill Church John McMillan portrait 1820s.jpg Friday, January 7, 1949 US 19, 5 miles northeast of Washington (Missing) Roadside Buildings, Early Settlement, Religion
Hill's Tavern TransparentPlaceholder.png June 1952 US 40 and Fava Farm Road, Scenery Hill
40°05′10″N 80°04′13″W / 40.086067°N 80.070183°W / 40.086067; -80.070183 (Hill's Tavern)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Roads, Inns & Taverns
James G. Blaine JamesGBlaine.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 238 Main Street, West Brownsville
40°01′34″N 79°53′13″W / 40.026233°N 79.886967°W / 40.026233; -79.886967 (James G. Blaine)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
Jay Livingston (1915-2001) TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, October 07, 2004 South McDonald Street (PA 980) and Panhandle Trail, McDonald
40°22′00″N 80°14′05″W / 40.36663°N 80.23478°W / 40.36663; -80.23478 (Jay Livingston (1915-2001))
Roadside Motion Pictures & Television, Music & Theater, Writers
John K. Tener (1863-1946) John Tener Baseball.jpg Wednesday, September 1, 1999 7th & Fallowfield Streets, Charleroi
40°08′24″N 80°14′05″W / 40.140096°N 80.23478°W / 40.140096; -80.23478 (John K. Tener (1863-1946))
Roadside Baseball, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Governors, Sports
John McMillan John McMillan portrait 1820s.jpg Friday, January 7, 1949 US 19 near PA 519, south of Canonsburg
40°14′31″N 80°10′41″W / 40.24192°N 80.17808°W / 40.24192; -80.17808 (John McMillan)
Roadside Education, Religion
Joseph A. "Jock" Yablonski (1910-1969) TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, November 4, 1995 3rd & Wood Streets, California
40°04′00″N 79°53′23″W / 40.06662°N 79.88982°W / 40.06662; -79.88982 (Joseph A. "Jock" Yablonski (1910-1969))
Roadside Coal, Government & Politics 20th Century, Labor
LeMoyne Crematory LeMoyneCrematory.jpg Saturday, August 01, 1953 Opposite 815 South Main Street, south end of Washington
40°09′38″N 80°14′16″W / 40.16057°N 80.23785°W / 40.16057; -80.23785 (LeMoyne Crematory)
City Buildings, Business & Industry
LeMoyne House LeMoyne House.jpg Saturday, August 01, 1953 49 East Maiden Street, Washington
40°10′05″N 80°14′36″W / 40.16798°N 80.24327°W / 40.16798; -80.24327 (LeMoyne House)
City Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
McDonald Oil Field LeMoyne House.jpg Saturday, August 01, 1953 At Heritage Park, PA 980 west of 6th Street, Washington
40°21′59″N 80°14′28″W / 40.366467°N 80.241067°W / 40.366467; -80.241067 (McDonald Oil Field)
City Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
The McGugin Gas Well TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, January 06, 1967 PA 18 northwest of Washington (MISSING) Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Meadowcroft Rockshelter MeadowcroftRockshelter.jpg Sunday, September 19, 1999 401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella
40°17′11″N 80°29′20″W / 40.28635°N 80.489°W / 40.28635; -80.489 (Meadowcroft Rockshelter)
Roadside Native American
Miller's Blockhouse TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 US 40, 3.5 miles west of Claysville
40°06′33″N 80°29′42″W / 40.109300°N 80.495000°W / 40.109300; -80.495000 (Miller's Blockhouse)
Roadside American Revolution, Early Settlement, Forts, Military, Native American
Mingo Creek Church TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, March 4, 1994 PA 88 & Mingo Church Road, 2 miles south of Finleyville
40°13′49″N 79°59′45″W / 40.23015°N 79.99583°W / 40.23015; -79.99583 (Mingo Creek Church)
Roadside Military, Religion, Whiskey Rebellion
Monongahela TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 PA 136 at the Monogahela River Bridge (MISSING) Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Transportation
Monongahela Bethel AME in Monongahela.jpg Wednesday, May 28, 1947 PA 136 at Chess Street, in small park
40°12′22″N 79°56′23″W / 40.20608°N 79.93975°W / 40.20608; -79.93975 (Monongahela)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Transportation
Monongahela TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 Main Street (PA 88) at 5th Street at Municipal Building, Monongahela
40°12′14″N 79°55′39″W / 40.2039°N 79.92763°W / 40.2039; -79.92763 (Monongahela)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Transportation
Monongahela TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 PA 88 at 7th Street, in Monongahela's Chess Park
40°12′18″N 79°55′52″W / 40.2049°N 79.93118°W / 40.2049; -79.93118 (Monongahela)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Transportation
The Mounds TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, July 15, 1948 Memorial Park, Mounds & Indiana Streets, Monongahela
40°11′55″N 79°55′57″W / 40.19855°N 79.93258°W / 40.19855; -79.93258 (Mounds, The)
City Native American
National Road National road map.png Friday, April 01, 1949 National Road (US 40), 3.6 miles southwest of Washington
40°09′00″N 80°19′41″W / 40.14998°N 80.32803°W / 40.14998; -80.32803 (National Road)
Roadside Government & Politics, Roads, Transportation
Ralston Thresher TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 PA 844 at West Middletown
40°14′34″N 80°25′47″W / 40.242883°N 80.429733°W / 40.242883; -80.429733 (Ralston Thresher)
Roadside Agriculture, Business & Industry, Invention
Rebecca Harding Davis Rebecca Harding Davis.jpg Saturday, April 13, 2013 Lincoln Street near Strawberry Alley, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington
40°10′10″N 80°14′27″W / 40.16931°N 80.24079°W / 40.16931; -80.24079 (Rebecca Harding Davis - PLAQUE)
City Ethnic & Immigration, Labor, Women, Writers
Reverend John McMillan John McMillan portrait 1820s.jpg n/a Junction US 19 & PA 519, south of Canonsburg
40°14′31″N 80°10′41″W / 40.24202°N 80.17797°W / 40.24202; -80.17797 (Reverend John McMillan - PLAQUE)
Plaque Education, Religion
Rice's Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png 1973 National Road (US 40) at Lake Road, 3.5 miles west of Claysville
40°07′16″N 80°28′27″W / 40.121000°N 80.474167°W / 40.121000; -80.474167 (Rice's Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military, Native American
Toll House TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, March 14, 1947 National Road (US 40), .8 mile west of Claysville (MISSING) Roadside Government & Politics 19th Century, Roads, Transportation
Washington Washington,PA 6.JPG Wednesday, May 28, 1947 Murtland Avenue (US 19) at North Avenue, northeast edge of Washington
40°10′50″N 80°14′09″W / 40.18047°N 80.23575°W / 40.18047; -80.23575 (Washington)
Roadside Cities & Towns, George Washington, Native American, Roads
Washington City Hall in Washington, Pennsylvania.jpg Wednesday, May 28, 1947 US 40 W on ramp at junction of I-70 (MISSING) Roadside Cities & Towns, George Washington, Native American, Roads
Washington WashingtonCountyCourthouse.JPG Wednesday, May 28, 1947 National Road (US 40) near Coffey's Crossing Road (PA 526), west of Washington, near Finney
40°09′00″N 80°19′41″W / 40.15002°N 80.32797°W / 40.15002; -80.32797 (Washington)
Roadside Cities & Towns, George Washington, Native American, Roads
Washington George Washington Hotel Pa.jpg Wednesday, May 28, 1947 PA 136, East Beau Street @ Clare Drive, near Junction of I-70 and I-79
40°10′46″N 80°13′30″W / 40.179562°N 80.225137°W / 40.179562; -80.225137 (Washington)
Roadside Buildings, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, George Washington, Native American, Transportation
Washington and Jefferson College Washington & Jefferson College PHMC marker.jpg Tuesday, February 2, 1954 At main building, opposite 27 College Avenue, and Beau Street between College and Lincoln, Washington
40°10′14″N 80°14′33″W / 40.1705°N 80.2426°W / 40.1705; -80.2426 (Washington and Jefferson College)
City Education, George Washington
Washington and Jefferson College Washington & Jefferson College PHMC marker.jpg Tuesday, February 2, 1954 South College Street (US 19) south of East Beau Street (PA 136), Washington
40°10′15″N 80°14′34″W / 40.170717°N 80.242717°W / 40.170717; -80.242717 (Washington and Jefferson College)
City Education, George Washington
Washington County Thursday, December 17, 1981 County courthouse, Main Street & Cherry Way, Washington
40°10′13″N 80°14′43″W / 40.17015°N 80.24538°W / 40.17015; -80.24538 (Washington County)
City George Washington, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Military, Roads, Whiskey Rebellion
Whiskey Point TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, May 26, 1949 Main Street (PA 136/88/837) between First Street & Park Avenue, Monongahela
40°12′01″N 79°55′21″W / 40.20015°N 79.92258°W / 40.20015; -79.92258 (Whiskey Point)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Military, Whiskey Rebellion
William Holmes McGuffey William Holmes McGuffey.jpg Thursday, April 23, 1998 National Road (US 40) at McGuffey High School/Middle School, just west of PA 221, east of Claysville
40°08′23″N 80°21′36″W / 40.139733°N 80.360133°W / 40.139733; -80.360133 (William Holmes McGuffey)
Roadside Education, Professions & Vocations, Publishing, Writers
Wolff's Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, May 28, 1947 National Road (US 40), 3.3 miles southwest of Washington
40°09′02″N 80°19′24″W / 40.150558°N 80.323323°W / 40.150558; -80.323323 (Wolff's Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Early Settlement, Forts, Military

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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