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Forbes Road - Raystown Path

 
 
Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker
Inscription. At Shippensburg, the Raystown Path forked; one branch led directly west over three steep mts. to Burnt Cabins; the other, taken by General Forbes to avoid heavy grades, went south round Parnells Knob to Fort Loudon, crossing the Tuscarora Mountain at Cowan Gap.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 4.263′ N, 77° 29.408′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ritner Highway (US 11) just west of Newville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shippensburg (approx. 1.2 miles away); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Court House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Morris (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. 2 miles away); Braddock Expedition (approx. 2.5 miles away); This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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