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Brownsville - Formerly a major city in the Monongahela River Valley.
Connellsville - Small city at base of the Appalachians.
Masontown - River town in west-central Fayette County.
Pt. Marion - Small town at the confluence of the Monongahela and Cheat Rivers.
Uniontown - Historical city near the mountains. Hub of Fayette County.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield - Site of French and Indian War battle fought by George Washington
Friendship Hill - National historical site
Nemacolin Woodlands - Five-star mountain resort
Ohiopyle State Park - Great outdoor recreational area nestled in the mountains
Since the primary method of transportation in the county is by automobile, a traveler would most likely enter the city via highway. Some great ways to get to Fayette County would be via U.S. Route 40, "The National Road", or PA Route 711, which winds its way down the Appalachian Mountains from the east into Connellsville.
Most traveling in Fayette County must be done by automobile. There is bus service in the County known as Fayette Area Coordinated Transport (FACT). However, FACT consists of mostly intracity bus routes connecting rural parts of the county to the cities of Connellsville and Uniontown. FACT also provides transportation outside the county to places like Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh.
There are no interstate highways in Fayette County; however, there are several important regional highways in the county. U.S. Route 40 and PA Route 21 are the main east-west highways, and U.S. Route 119 and PA 43 (Mon-Valley Expressway, incomplete) are the major north-south routes.
The National Road - U.S. Route 40 was the first federally commissioned highway built in the United States. Beginning in Cumberland, Maryland it passes through Fayette County from Markleysburg through Uniontown to Brownsville. The portion to the east of Uniontown is a very scenic mountain highway offering access to many historical and recreational sites including Fort Necessity Battlefield,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Only 50 miles from Uniontown, Pittsburgh is a major city near Fayette County.