Forks of the Ohio

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 66000643
Nomination Form

Common Names: Three Rivers, The Point
Location: The confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.
Point State Park; City of Pittsburgh, PA
Geographic Coordinates: 40.4418N 80.0127W

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
This is the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers and is the strategic key to the Ohio Valley. The French erected Fort Duquesne here in 1754; the British replaced it with Fort Pitt in 1758. The spot now forms Point Park, and the site of Fort Pitt has been excavated.

Sunday June 17, 2001
The Point

Monongahela River

Ohio River

Duquesne Incline

Larry's Other Place
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