Freeport (HM25W9)

Location: Freeport, PA 16229 Armstrong County
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N 40° 40.296', W 79° 41.063'

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From Wilderness to Town

Prior to settlement, a native american presence evident in this vicinity. What is now Freeport and west of the Allegheny River, did not belong to Pennsylvania until the purchase of 1784. The "Depreciation Lands", surveyed out of this purchase were sold to raise money for Pennsylvania's Revolutionary War Veterans.

William and David Todd took patents September 16, 1786 for two tracts located in Elders 5th District: Lot 70 (Union); 348 and 1/2 acres, and Lot 71 (Friendship); 302 acres. The Todds obtained full ownership of both lots and the island along the Allegheny (Todds Island) in 1796.

The town of Freeport was laid out at this time. Containing 135 lots (66 by 159 feet) facing Water Street (now Riverside Drive), Market Street and Mulberry Alley. These streets intersected First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Streets.

The town became a brisk, commercial center over the next three decades because of the river and Pennsylvania Canal. Freeport was incorporated into a borough, out of Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1833.
HM NumberHM25W9
Placed ByCommunity of Freeport
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Date Added Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 611194 N 4503134
Decimal Degrees40.67160000, -79.68438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.296', W 79° 41.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 17.76" N, 79° 41' 3.7800000000001" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 520-598 Riverside Dr, Freeport PA 16229, US
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