Friendship Hill

Friendship Hill (HM15FW)

Location: Point Marion, PA 15474 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 46.562', W 79° 55.878'

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Gallatin's Wilderness Home

Albert 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

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HM NumberHM15FW
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 591522 N 4403445
Decimal Degrees39.77603333, -79.93130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.562', W 79° 55.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 33.72" N, 79° 55' 52.68" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 Unnamed Road, Point Marion PA 15474, US
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