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Garard's Fort

 
 
Garard's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
1. Garard's Fort Marker
Inscription.  Site of frontier refuge in Revolutionary War; station in 1777 of small detachment of Virginia militia. Near here, on Sunday, May 12, 1782, Indians killed the wife and three children of Rev. John Corbley, a Baptist minister.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 12, 1782.
 
Location. 39° 48.999′ N, 80° 1.765′ W. Marker is near Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. It is in Greene Township. Marker is at the intersection of Garards Fort Road and Laurel Run Road, on the right when traveling east on Garards Fort Road. Located near the Greene Township Maintenance Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carmichaels PA 15320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. John Corbley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Garard (approx. 0.4
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miles away); Goshen Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corbly Massacre Monument (approx. half a mile away); In Remembrance of John Corbly and Family (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greene Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Garard's Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); White Covered Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Garard's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
2. Garard's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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