Warren owes its location to the Allegheny River, upon whose banks the town was built. The Allegheny has its beginnings in northwestern Pennsylvania, loops briefly northward into New York Stat, then flows southward to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Pittsburgh the Allegheny merges with the Monongahela River to form the Ohio River, which flows into the Mississippi and hence to the Gulf of Mexico. The Allegheny River Valley provides the northeastern most drainage of the Mississippi.
The 325-mile-long Allegheny takes its name from the Delaware Indian language. The word is usually translated as "fine river", although the meaning is not definitively known. Some Indian tribes considered the Allegheny and the Ohio to be the same river.
The Allegheny River is particularly pretty here in Warren, surrounded by the hills of the upper Allegheny plateau. This photo was taken near downtown Warren in early July, when wild daylilies were in full bloom along the riverbank.