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

Fort McCord

 
 
Fort McCord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Fort McCord Marker
Inscription. Built by the settlers; named for John McCord. Burnt April 1, 1756, by Indians, who killed or carried into captivity 27 persons. The site is marked, about 500 feet away.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.15′ N, 77° 46.33′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort McCord Road and Rumler Road on Fort McCord Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort McCord (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Armstrong (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Thomas Commemorates (approx. 4.9 miles away); Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Wadell (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fort Waddell (approx. 5.8 miles away); Chambersburg (approx. 6.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass and John Brown (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Fort McCord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Fort McCord Marker
 
 
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