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

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription. In December, 1753, George Washington came here with notice from the governor of Virginia to the French that they were trespassing on British soil. The statue shows Washington carrying out his first public mission.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 56.402′ N, 79° 58.97′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (U.S. 19) and West 1st Alley, on the right when traveling south on High Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the south side of the downtown business district, on the west side of the road. It is on the same side of the street, and just south of, the George Washington Memorial Park; and just across the street from the state owned and maintained Fort Le Boeuf history museum, along with two historical markers that are dedicated to Fort Le Boeuf. 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. Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); Near This Site (a few steps from this marker); a
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
2. George Washington Marker
View of historical marker, looking south down US 19, away from the downtown business district of Waterford, with a view of the sign for the Fort Le Boeuf Museum located across the street, in the background. Note the "Washington Trail - 1753" roadway marker, in it's location immediately adjacent to the historical marker.
different marker also named Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Le Boeuf Memorial (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 . . .  George Washington. ExplorePAhistory is your gateway to Pennsylvania, past and present. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
3. George Washington Marker
View of historical marker, looking across the street at the Fort Le Boeuf Museum in the background of the picture. Note the "Washington Trail - 1753" roadway marker, in it's location immediately adjacent to the historical marker.
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
4. George Washington Marker
View looking north up US 19, of the historical marker in the foreground, and the downtown Waterford business district in the background.
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
5. George Washington Marker
View looking northwest of the historical marker in the foreground and the George Washington Memorial Park immediately adjacent to, and in the background of, where the historical marker is located.
George Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
6. George Washington Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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