Simon Girty

Simon Girty (HM21Y7)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.252', W 79° 55.637'

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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.
HM NumberHM21Y7
Year Placed2017
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 591002 N 4475023
Decimal Degrees40.42086667, -79.92728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.252', W 79° 55.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 15.12" N, 79° 55' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)412
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3401-3449 Federal Hill St, Pittsburgh PA 15217, US
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