Built as a blockhouse in 1774–78 by John Mason. It was a settler’s refuge in Revolutionary days. The site of the fort was nearby. Later rebuilt on Main Street as a dwelling.
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 39° 50.756′ N, 79° 53.981′ W. Marker is in Masontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 166) and Middle Avenue (now closed), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Main Street, Masontown PA 15461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masontown (a few steps from this marker); Masontown United Methodist Church Fire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away);
More about this marker. The marker was moved from its former location on the west side of Main Street at Fairview Avenue (39.843564N 79.899162W), photos by J.J. Prats (2009).
1. Direct Descendant of John Mason
I come from the John Mason family and reside in East Liverpool Ohio, Columbiana County. I have done some research on John Mason in the past, but have lost track in recent years. I am planning on visiting Masontown and being so close its amazing to me that I haven't been there until now. I am wondering if there are any relatives that still live in the Masontown area. It would be nice to hear from any relatives of John Mason and possibly find out more information and what I might look for when coming to Masontown. Brian Mason
East Liverpool Ohio
Note from the Editors: Anyone with information on the John Mason family that wishes to contact Brian Mason may send a note to the HMdb.org Board of Editors.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.