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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 40° 25.755′ N, 78° 23.661′ W. Marker is in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in Blair County
Adam Holliday Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Adam Holliday Marker
. Marker is on Allegheny Street west of Wayne Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 walking distance of this marker. First High School (within shouting distance of this marker); John Blair (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Family (about 700 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollidaysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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