Bower Hill

Bower Hill (HMR17)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15243 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 22.458', W 80° 5.167'

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Site of General John Neville's mansion, burned to the ground by insurgents during a major escalation of violence in the Whiskey Rebellion, July 16-17, 1794. General Neville was Inspector of Revenue under President Washington. In the two-day battle, Neville with his slaves and a small federal detachment met a force of over 500 rebels. Two opposition leaders, Oliver Miller and James McFarlane, were killed.
HM NumberHMR17
Series This marker is part of the Whiskey Rebellion series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 577581 N 4469703
Decimal Degrees40.37430000, -80.08611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 22.458', W 80° 5.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 22' 27.48" N, 80° 5' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214-260 Kane Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15243, US
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