Monongahela River

Monongahela River (HM15FZ)

Location: Dilliner, PA 15327 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 46.512', W 79° 55.918'

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River Route to the West

The Monongahela River served is one of many "river highways" to the western territories. Since there were few overland roads west of here, most settlers rafted north (to your right) on the Monongahela River to Pittsburgh, then down the Ohio River to new opportunity.

As a land speculator, Albert Gallatin hoped to prosper from his river location and the town of New Geneva that he established nearby. But 19th century canals and roads by-passed this area, dashing his dreams of riches. Today this view west no longer looks upon the wilderness Gallatin knew, but upon the industry he envisioned.
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HM NumberHM15FZ
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 591466 N 4403352
Decimal Degrees39.77520000, -79.93196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.512', W 79° 55.918'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 30.72" N, 79° 55' 55.08" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225 Chess Mine Rd, Dilliner PA 15327, US
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