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Point Marion

Point Marion is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,159 at the 2010 census, down from 1,333 at the 2000 census. It is served by the Albert Gallatin Area School District.HistoryPoint Marion is located at the confluence of the Monongahela and Cheat rivers. Approximately 3mi north of Point Marion is Friendship Hill National Historic Site, home of early American politician Albert Gallatin. Point Marion was settled in the mid-18th century and named in 1842 for its geographic location and Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", a South Carolinian who never saw the town.Houze Glass Co., located in the borough, was the primary employer. The company was founded by Leon Houze, a Belgian immigrant, in 1902 as a glassware manufacturer, but later branched into silkscreen printing and decorating. The company closed in 2004 and the plant was later auctioned off.The Albert Gallatin Memorial Bridge across the Monongahela River was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Marion Bridge in 1988. It was demolished November 16, 2009, and replaced with a new bridge.
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