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Moorhead's Fort
 
Moorhead's Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. Moorhead's Fort Marker
 
Inscription. About 1781, Fergus Morehead, pioneer settler, built a fort near the buildings about 200 yards south, to protect his family and neighbors from hostile Indians. It was the first permanent settlement in this vicinity.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.393′ N, 79° 10.843′ W. Marker is in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelphia Street and Heritage Run Road, on the right when traveling east on Philadelphia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indiana PA 15701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Maitland Stewart (approx. 1.3 miles away); William H. Sylvis (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 3.3 miles away); Absalom (Albert) Hazlett (approx. 4 miles away); Edward Abbey (approx. 8.7 miles away); Dr. Robert Mitchell (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Indiana.
 
Moorhead's Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. Moorhead's Fort Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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