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Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort McDowell

 
 
Fort McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Fort McDowell Marker
Inscription. John McDowell's mill, stockaded in 1755 by local settlers. Used by Provincial authorities until building of Fort Loudon, 1756. Starting point of Col. Burd's road to the West, 1755.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 52.484′ N, 77° 52.301′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lemar Road and Mercersburg Road, on the right when traveling north on Lemar Road. Click for map. Marker is in the community of Markes. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill (here, next to this marker); Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 2 miles away); W-G-M Turnpike (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Loudon (approx. 3.3 miles away); Steiger House at Mercersburg (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stuart's Headquarters (approx. 3.5 miles away); William Findlay (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named William Findlay (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Fort McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
2. Fort McDowell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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