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Chartier's Old Town

Type: 

Roadside

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.

Dedication Date: 

11/13/2015

Location

at marina off E 1st Ave. at bridge, Tarentum

County: 

Allegheny

Latitude: 

40.60

Longitude: 

-79.76