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Hollidaysburg in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Adam Holliday

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Adam Holliday Marker
Inscription.  Adam Holliday and his brother, William, in 1768, traveling west from Lancaster County, stopped on this spot, and Adam, driving a stake into the ground, remarked:

"Whoever is alive one hundred years from now will see a tolerable sized town here and this will be near about the center of it."

Adam Holliday served under Colonel Armstrong and Kittaning 1756, under General Forbes at the capture of Fort Duquesne 1758, under Colonel Bouquet at Fort Pity 1763, built Fort Holliday, assisted in building Fort Fetter, was a member of both the Committee of Safety and of Captain Paxton's Ranging Company of Bedford County 1776.
 
Erected 1938 by Adam Holliday Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.755′ N, 78° 23.661′ W. Marker is in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Allegheny Street west of Wayne Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Adam Holliday Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Adam Holliday Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Allegheny Street, Hollidaysburg PA 16648, 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. First High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Blair County Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Hale Williams (about 800 feet away); Canal Basin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jaycee Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blair County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Fetter (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frankstown (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollidaysburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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