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

Fort Allen

 
 
Fort Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
1. Fort Allen Marker
Inscription. Built and commanded by Colonel Christopher Truby, officer of the revolution, was located 150 yards to the south of this marker. A frontier Fort of Dunmore's War 1774, the Indian War, and the War of the Revolution, It was also known as Truby's Blockhouse. From here a petition to Governor John Penn sent by eighty inhabitants of Westmoreland County headed by Wendel Oury asked for aid in the threatened Indian uprising of 1774
 
Erected 1929 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Citizens of Westmoreland County.
 
Location. 40° 16.746′ N, 79° 35.502′ W. Marker is near Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Click for map. Located at St. John's Harrold United Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Saint Johns Church Road, Greensburg PA 15601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sion Church-Herolds Settlement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Allen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Toll House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bushy Run (approx. 2.6 miles away); Train Station at Greensburg
Fort Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
2. Fort Allen Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Westmoreland County (approx. 3 miles away); Arthur Saint Clair (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Toll House (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
3. Fort Allen Marker
at St. John's Herrold United Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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