The historic district is the original area of the town (which was roughly Main St., between Court St. and Mill St.). Uniontown was founded July 4, 1776 (so Independence Day is a double birthday here - the country and the town). Uniontown became the county seat of the new county of Fayette in 1783.The original historic district was expanded in the...more
The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.Fort Necessity is located in a natural clearing. There is a ground...more
Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted in his restored country...more
Leaving Ohio and proceeding east, I accessed the MS roads program and could not find any place to...more
Super 8 advertises that if you find a better rate that your first night is free. I didn't stay in...more
Route 40, Po Drawer T, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 15401, United States
We saw this restaurant as we drove into Uniontown on Route 40. It is about 2 miles from the Hampton Inn. The sign has CoalBaron as all one word.This is a nice restaurant with table cloths and real glasses. The decorations included lights outlining the mine head machinery which is behind Bob. The menu (pictured) has a coal miner on it.The entrees...more
I noted the Dairy Queen as we drove around town, but Bob is lactose intollerant and I can rarely get him to stop at a place like this.I see from the Fayette Chamber of Commerce website that this place is the 71st largest employer in Fayette County (the largest employer is the hospital and the second largest is the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa)...more
I took the picture because of the two men in what looked like wheel chairs or mobility carts who were outside the entrance.
Apparently this is something of a local chain. Sweet Pea's was founded in 1983 in an empty rental property owned by Center Independent Oil Co. and they now have a total of nine stores including two in Uniontown. Stores range from being a full service convenience store to some that are basically just gas and cigarettes. Store hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with some exceptions. All locations have quality brand gasoline at competive prices.
What to buy: We have an old diesel Mercedes, and Sweet Pea's is the only place in Uniontown where we could get diesel. And Uniontown is the only place short of I-68 where you can get diesel or any kind of fuel.
They apparently have a food store here too, but I have not been inside.
What to pay: On 5/30/04 diesel was $1.819/ gallon
Searights Tollhouse was built in 1835 and was restored in 1966 which is was listed on the National Registry.
It is an octagonal builting in the Greek Revival Style which is 5 miles west of Uniontown on US Rte. 40 (the National Road in Menallen Township, Fayette County
Foundation Material: Stone
Roof Material: Shingle
Exterior Wall Materials: Brick
The sign on it said it was a museum, but no hours were posted. It was certainly closed when we went.
Then VT member janlcc wrote to explain:
The Tollhouse is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 2 pm thru 6 pm between the months of mid- May thru mid-October. Admission is $1 for adults and children are free.
There are two monuments in Uniontown (one to the WW I doughboys and one to General Marshall) that are very close together. Both of them have a label in the picture that identifies them as being for General Marshall. But I think this one is the World War I statue.
I got the statue silhouetted and I liked that photo better, but it was crooked (because I took it through the car window looking backward as we sped past). So I have two views of the same statue.
Fondest memory: Some of the other buildings in the Historic District include the State Theatre Center for the Arts which is s a 1,600 seat movie/vaudeville theater currently undergoing renovation. Offering programs including opera, ballet, symphony, modern dance, family and children's programs, Broadway musicals, big bands, and comedy, the State Theatre is the centerpiece of a planned cultural revival of the downtown area.
The Fayette County Courthouse which has a tall tower with a clock (different from the church towers) is the third to occupy the same spot, and is an outstanding example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. It was built in 1891-92. It has in the lobby an eight-foot wooden statue of Lafayette, carved in 1847 by David Blythe, who became one of the outstanding native-scenes artists of his century. The statue periodically goes traveling to museums and art exhibits. Courthouse open 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.