Orr's Block House

Orr's Block House (HM24ZV)

Location: Tarentum, PA 15084 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 35.913', W 79° 45.418'

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Built in 1783 by Cpt. Robert Orr.
This was built in the town of Tarentum for protection of the traders.
At the time Tarentum was known as a resting area for hunters and traders.
The blockhouse had a trap door and no windows, just peep holes for firing rifles.
The blockhouse that is now down in the park here was built in 1976, dedicated to the 200th anniversary.
Captain Robert Orr died in Kittanning on September 4, 1833.
The original blockhouse may have been destroyed before March of 1791.
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HM NumberHM24ZV
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Date Added Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 605174 N 4494936
Decimal Degrees40.59855000, -79.75696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.913', W 79° 45.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 54.78" N, 79° 45' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 E 1st Ave, Tarentum PA 15084, US
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