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Murrysville in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

 
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2011
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.
On the hill one mile south was located the Washington Camp. This base for Forbes Road was built Nov. 1758 by Col. George Washington, "Commanding the Troops to ye Westward," on the order of Colonel Henry Bouquet.
 
Erected 1960 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.385′ N, 79° 39.817′ W. Marker is in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on William Penn Highway (U.S. 22), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is about 500 feet west of Cline Hollow Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4813 William Penn Highway, Murrysville PA 15668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haymaker Well (approx. 1.8 miles away); Murrysville Gas Well (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bushy Run (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pontiac's War (approx. 4.9 miles away); Welcome to Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5 miles away); Ambush (approx. 5 miles away); Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murrysville.
 
Related marker.
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2011
2. Forbes Road Marker
Looking east along US Route 22
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Identical marker along the westbound lanes of US Route 22.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forbes Road (Washington Camp). (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Forbes Trail. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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