• The city was founded by Henry Beeson on July 4, 1776, the same date as the United States (the timing was mere coincidence.) James R. Sileo is currently the mayor of Uniontown. The National Road, also known as the Cumberland Road, was routed through Uniontown in the early 1800s and the town grew along with the Road. The Columbia Rolling Mill, an iron and steel works, was located in Uniontown from 1887 to 1895. The mill was the town's unquestioned top industry at that time. Friendship_Hill_National_Historic_SiteFriendship HIll is nearby, the original home of Albert Gallatin. During the Coal Boom of the early part of the 20th century, Uniontown was home to at least 13 millionaires, the most (per capita) of any city in the United States. General George Marshall, a legendary figure in 20th Century history, was born in Uniontown. Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater are nearby Frank Lloyd Wright houses located about a 20-minute drive East of Uniontown near the town of Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania. McDonald's most famous hamburger, the Big Mac, was test marketed in Uniontown. Source:

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