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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Forbes Road
Raystown Path
 
Forbes Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
1. Forbes Road Marker
 
Inscription. To capture Fort Duquesne, General Forbes marched an army, in 1758, from his main base at Carlisle to the forks of the Ohio. He followed as closely as he could with army wagons, the Raystown Indian and traders Path, widened by axemen under Colonel Henry Bouquet.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.086′ N, 77° 12.737′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on U.S. 11, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is west of Carlisle. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlisle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Forbes Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dickinson Students Part Ways (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Benjamin Rush Campus of Dickinson College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dickinson School of Law (approx. 0.8 miles away); Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dickinson College (approx. 0.9 miles away); West College: A National Historic Landmark (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .  Brigadier General John Forbes Expedition - Historynet.com. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 606 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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