Near Kittanning in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Here, March 16, 1777 Fergus Moorhead was taken prisoner by the Indians, and his companion, a Mr. Simpson, was killed and scalped.
From the many blankets left here by Colonel Armstrong's men the place received it's name.
Erected 1934 by The Daughters of the American Revolution - Kittanning Chapter.
Location. 40° 45.893′ N, 79° 24.999′ W. Marker is near Kittanning, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) 0.3 miles east of Simpson Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located right next to PHMC Blanket Hill marker. Marker is in this post office area: Kittanning PA 16201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blanket Hill (here, next to this marker); Fort Armstrong Kittanning (approx. 6 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works (approx. 6.1 miles away); Armstrong County (approx. 6.3 miles away); In Memory of General John Armstrong (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kittanning or Attiqué Indian Town (approx. 6.4 miles away); Armstrong County Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kittanning.
Also see . . . Daughters of the American Revolution. Official website (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, French and Indian •
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