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Near Derry in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Barr

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Fort Barr Marker
Inscription.  Located near this point, a stockaded log structure stood as a place of refuge for the region's earliest settlers. The Fort was originally built by Robert Barr, in 1768, and was utilized during Lord Dunmore's War of 1774, and throughout the many years of hostilities with the natives. On April 21, 1778, nine of the 20 men who left Fort Barr to assist the beleaguered Fort Wallace were killed about five miles northeast of this point.
 
Erected by Derry Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1778.
 
Location. 40° 21.862′ N, 79° 19.548′ W. Marker is near Derry, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Atlantic Road, 1.1 miles north of Pennsylvania Route 982, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derry PA 15627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson's Blockhouse (approx. 2 miles away); Hauling Coal From Salem #2 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Latrobe Presbyterian Church (approx.
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
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4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Second Ward School and Bell (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dainty Pastry Shoppe (approx. 4.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry.
 
Also see . . .  Derry Area Historical Society. (Submitted on May 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 25, 2022