(1741-1818)Born near Harrisburg, Girty crossed cultural boundaries between native and white societies. He was captured and adopted by Seneca Indians in 1756. Upon his release, he settled here with his family. He worked as an interpreter for the British and Americans at Fort Pitt. In 1778, he defected to the British; serving as an advisor, he accompanied Indians in raids on frontier settlements. He remains controversial and is buried in Canada.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 591002 N 4475023|
|Decimal Degrees||40.42086667, -79.92728333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 25.252', W 79° 55.637'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 25' 15.12" N, 79° 55' 38.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3401-3449 Federal Hill St, Pittsburgh PA 15217, US|
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