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

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By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
1. Near This Site Marker
Inscription. Near this site stood successive military posts that secured a vital point on the main route between Pittsburgh and Lake Erie. French Fort LeBeouf built 1753 was abandoned in 1759. British Fort LeBoeuf built 1760 was destroyed by Native Americans in 1763. In 1794 Pennsylvania and Federal soldiers built a fort, succeeded in 1797 by a U.S. Army blockhouse. After Waterford was founded the post was maintained to protect settlers on the frontier.

The plaza before you represents the form of the 1797 blockhouse foundation. Archaeological excavations performed by Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute in the summer of 2000 confirmed the dimensions of the building.

 
Location. 41° 56.4′ N, 79° 58.977′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from High Street (U.S. 19) north of West 1st Alley, on the right when traveling south. 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 west of, the George Washington historical marker that was erected by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; and just across the street from the state owned and maintained Fort Le Boeuf history museum,
Near This Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
2. Near This Site Marker
View of historical marker situated close to a marker affixed to a rock that is entitled "Site of Fort Le Boeuf." Both of these historical markers are located in the George Washington Memorial Park.
along with two historical markers that are dedicated to Fort Le Boeuf. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford OH 45786, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); George Washington (a few steps from this marker); a 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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Near This Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
3. Near This Site Marker
View of historical marker in the right foreground, in its location at the George Washington Memorial Park, with a background view of the Fort Le Boeuf Museum in its location across the street.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
4. Near This Site Marker
View of the George Washington Memorial Park where this historical marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 12 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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