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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); The Charles Nisbet Campus of Dickinson College (approx. mile away); Dickinson Students Part Ways (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Forbes Road (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); 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). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
Forbes Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
2. Forbes Road Marker

 
Also see . . .  Brigadier General John Forbes Expedition - Historynet.com. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 776 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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