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Shirleysburg in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Shirley

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
1. Fort Shirley Marker
Inscription.
One of the chain of frontier defenses
of the Province of Pennsylvania
in the French and Indian Wars
stood on this knoll,
built 1756
by
its Commander
the noted Indian trader and agent
George Croghan
here in 1753
at the site of Aughwick Indian Town
he had located his trading post
and here
September 3-6, 1754
Conrad Weiser
the noted Indian interpreter and agent
had held a conference with
the great Iroquoian half king
Tanacharisson
and other chiefs of the
Shawnee and Delaware Indians

Marked by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York, 1926.
 
Erected 1926 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York.
 
Location. 40° 18.074′ N, 77° 52.449′ W. Marker is in Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is on Croghan Pike (U.S. 522) just south of Pump Station Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shirleysburg PA 17260, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Shirley
Fort Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
2. Fort Shirley Marker



(here, next to this marker); Bedford Furnace (approx. 4.3 miles away); East Broad Top Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Admiral Wm Sims (approx. 4.6 miles away); Juniata Iron (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Union Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stone House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of National Steam Grist Mill (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Fort Shirley Conrad Weiser George Croghan Tanacharisson
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Shirley Markers image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
3. Fort Shirley Markers
 
 
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