Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Redstone Old Fort
Erected 1929 by Great Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 1.386′ N, 79° 53.036′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Market Street east of Brown Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Market Street turns right to join U.S. 40 just east of here at its Monongahela River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance Philander Knox (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dunlap’s Creek Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Cast Iron Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownsville.
More about this marker. Marker is on the retaining wall at the sidewalk's edge. Nemacolin's Castle is directly above the marker. The National Road (and U.S. 40) was Market Street just west of this point. It climbed this bluff as Front Street. That steep climb, still paved in red brick, was recently closed to vehicle traffic.
Regarding Redstone Old Fort. There are no remains of Redstone Old Fort or of Fort Burd. Above this site overlooking the Monongahela River is Nemacolin Castle. The Castle was the residential estate of the Bowman family in the 19th century. The Bowmans ran a large number of industrial enterprises in the local area.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Burd—Redstone Old Fort. 1896 Report on the frontier forts of Western Pennsylvania.
2. Nemacolin Castle Timeline. From pre-1734 to 1995.
3. Historic Context of Nemacolin Castle. History of the the Brownsville area from the Moundbuilders to the 1850-era castle.
4. Nemacolin Castle.org.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Notable Buildings • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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