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Waterford in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Le Boeuf

 
 
Fort Le Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
1. Fort Le Boeuf Marker
Inscription. Three forts have stood on this site. French fort, built 1753, to guard road into Ohio Valley, abandoned 1759. British fort built in 1760, burned by Indians in 1763. American fort to protect settlers, built 1794.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 56.405′ N, 79° 58.952′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 19) north of East 1st Alley, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the south side of the downtown business district, on the east side of the road. It is on the opposite side of the street from the George Washington Memorial Park, and just north of the state owned and maintained Fort Le Boeuf history museum. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford PA 16441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Le Boeuf Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (within
Fort Le Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
2. Fort Le Boeuf Marker
View of historical marker, looking north towards the downtown business district of Waterford, with a view of the Fort Le Boeuf Memorial historical marker in the background. Note the "Washington Trail - 1753" roadway marker, in it's location immediately adjacent to the historical marker.
shouting distance of this marker); Near This Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); Presque Isle Portage (approx. 3.3 miles away); French Creek (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterford.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is located at the northern end of the "Washington's Trail-1753," which marks the pathway, through Pennsylvania, that George Washington took when sent on his diplomatic mission by Virginia's colonial governor, Governor Dinwiddie, to the French at Fort Le Boeuf, in present day Waterford, Pennsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Fort LeBoeuf - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory is your gateway to Pennsylvania, past and present. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWars, US Indian
 
Fort Le Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
3. Fort Le Boeuf Marker
View of the historical marker, looking west across the street, at the statue of George Washington that is located in George Washington Memorial Park.
Fort Le Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
4. Fort Le Boeuf Marker
View looking south from the area of the historical marker, of the sign for the Fort Le Boeuf Historical Museum, which is located just south of the historical marker on the same side of the street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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