Near Fort Hill in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Nelson Davis
5 April 1835 - 28 February 1913
Mr. Davis was a naturalist and was fascinated with Mt. Davis and the High Point thoughtout his life. It seems appropriate that the mountain is named in his honor. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased most of the land from Mr. Emma Humes in 1929. Smaller parcels were purchased from the Davis heirs in 1921 and 1942. In 1974 the 581 acres surrounding the High Point was set aside as the Mt. Davis Natural Area.
Donated by Donald Nevin Shrader, great grandson.
Location. 39° 47.155′ N, 79° 10.597′ W. Marker is near Fort Hill, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Davis Road 0.6 miles south of S. Wolf Rock Road when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hill PA 15540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); T/Sgt. Melvin F. Wooten (approx. 5.1 miles away); Negro Mountain (approx. 5.8 miles away in Maryland); The Fuller-Baker House (approx. 6.2 miles away in Maryland); Grantsville (was approx. 6.2 miles away in Maryland but has been reported permanently removed. ); The National Road (approx. 6.2 miles away in Maryland); General Braddock’s 5th Camp (approx. 6.3 miles away in Maryland); Leo J. Beachy (approx. 6.3 miles away in Maryland).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,231 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.