Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
End of Forbes Road
Occupied by General Forbes
November 25, 1758 and by him named
His victory determined the destiny of the
Great West and established Anglo-Saxon
supremacy in the United States.
"His name for ages to come will be dear to Americans
and appear with lustre among contemporary worthies
in the British annals" - Colonel Hugh Mercer to
Colonel Bouquet March 21, 1759
104 miles from Fort Bedford
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Daughters of The American Revolution of Allegheny County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
Location. 40° 26.463′ N, 80° 0.579′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Commonwealth Place north of Fort Pitt Boulevard. Click for map. Located between Fort Pitt Museum and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse in Point State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forks of the Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David L. Lawrence (about 300 feet away); The King's Garden (about 300 feet away); Fort Duquesne (about 400 feet away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 0.2 miles away); Westinghouse Electric Corporation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Also see . . .
1. The Forbes Road and the Campaign of 1758. The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania, ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Fort Pitt Museum. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Behind the Marker - Forbes Road and General John Forbes. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. Forbes Road - 1758 - Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian •
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