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Near McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Spring Graveyard

 
 
Big Spring Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2009
1. Big Spring Graveyard Marker
Inscription.
Among those buried here are victims of the Great Cove Massacre of Nov. 1, 1755, at present McConnellsburg. The raid was conducted by Delawares and Shawnees led by Shingas, the Delaware "king." Houses were burned, and about 50 settlers were killed or captured. Its revelation at a meeting of Pennsylvania's Provincial Council, Nov. 5, 1755, led Gov. R.H. Morris to ask the Assembly for increased frontier protection.
 
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 53.398′ N, 78° 0.987′ W. Marker is near McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Cove Road (U.S. 522) and Rock Hill Road (Local Route 379), on the left when traveling south on Great Cove Road. Click for map. Marker is about 2.8 miles south of McConnellsburg. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Confederate Bivouac (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Last Confederate Bivouac (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hunter Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Dead
Big Spring Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2009
2. Big Spring Graveyard Marker
At left. Looking south along US Route 522.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pleasures of Roadside Dining (approx. 3.1 miles away); Changing Main Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); Traveling the Lincoln Highway (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McConnellsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Cove Massacre. (Submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Big Spring Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraGovernmentNative AmericansNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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