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Madera in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexander's Fording

 
 
Alexander's Fording Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
1. Alexander's Fording Marker
Inscription.  On July 1, 1784 Revolutionary War Soldier James Alexander (1726-1791) received a warrant for 413 acres in Clearfield County. James served with Washington at Valley Forge during winter of 1777-78. In 1785 James and son Robert visited here. Four tracts were willed to sons William Brown, Hugh, Joseph and Reed. In 1809 William B. Alexander, ninth child of James, emigrated by Indian path across the Alleghenies to Clearfield Creek and settled here founding a new settlement known as Alexander's Fording. That land includes all of Madera.
 
Erected by Clearfield County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1784.
 
Location. 40° 49.7′ N, 78° 26.133′ W. Marker is in Madera, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 53) and Banion Road (Pennsylvania Route 453). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madera PA 16661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Alexander Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bloody Knox (approx. 4.6 miles away); Civil War Draft Resistance (approx. 4.6 miles away); William A. Nevling Tavern (approx. 4.8 miles away); Miners' Strikes (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Bell Site Dig (approx. 7.2 miles away); Coalport (approx. 7.6 miles away); Osceola Mills (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Alexander's Fording Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
2. Alexander's Fording Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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