Chartier's Old Town

Chartier's Old Town (HM24ZW)

Location: Tarentum, PA 15084 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 35.906', W 79° 45.427'

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An early Shawnee Indian village located at the site of present Tarentum. It was named for Pierre (Peter) Chartier, who had a trading post here from 1734 to 1743. He was the son of Martin Chartier, a French explorer. Several heavily traveled Indian paths intersected nearby. In 1829, Henry Brackenridge laid out lots for a town along the Pennsylvania Canal and named it Tarentum for an ancient Greek city in present-day Italy.
HM NumberHM24ZW
Year Placed2015
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 605161 N 4494923
Decimal Degrees40.59843333, -79.75711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.906', W 79° 45.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 54.36" N, 79° 45' 25.62" 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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