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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 4 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); The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 1.5 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). Click for a list of all markers in Indiana.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Moorhead's Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. Moorhead's Fort Marker
Moorhead's Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, October 21, 2015
3. Moorhead's Fort Marker
View is in the direction of the old fort described as being south of the marker.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 583 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 31, 2015, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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