Gallatin's Wilderness HomeAlbert Gallatin bought this land in 1786 when this area was known as the "Western Country." Three years later he constructed a two-story brick house at Friendship Hill for his new bride, Sophie. After Sophie died, Gallatin built additions to the house in 1798 in 1823 for his second wife, Hannah, and their children.
By the end of Gallatin's ownership, Friendship Hill included a barn, a well, vegetable and pleasure gardens, an orchard, and a gardener's cottage. However since Gallatin's political post kept him from living at Friendship Hill for years at a time, he finally sold his isolated estate in 1832.
"? the new house at [Friendship Hill] is almost completed, is well finished and ... situated on a most delightful spot ? "
Albert Gallatin's son James in a letter to his sister FrancesAugust 21, 1823
|Placed By||National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 591522 N 4403445|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77603333, -79.93130000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.562', W 79° 55.878'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 33.72" N, 79° 55' 52.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 90 Unnamed Road, Point Marion PA 15474, US|
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