“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cranberry Township in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Venango Path

Venango Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2011
1. Venango Path Marker
Inscription.  A major Indian path between the Forks of the Ohio (now Pittsburgh) and the Seneca town of Venango (now Franklin) passed through here. On December 27, 1753, George Washington came this way with frontier scout Christopher Gist as they returned from Fort LeBoeuf on a mission for Virginia's Governor Robert Dinwiddie. The Franklin Road, the first wagon road northward from Pittsburgh, was opened over this route in 1796.
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 41.136′ N, 80° 4.504′ W. Marker is in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Mars-Crider Road (Pennsylvania Route 228) and Franklin Road, on the right when traveling west on Mars-Crider Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cranberry Township PA 16066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Venango Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2011
2. Venango Path Marker
Looking east on Mars-Crider Road (PA 228)
5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crider's Corners (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ogle (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cranberry Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); 1806 Plains Presbyterian Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Elias Fry Barn (approx. 2.9 miles away); Borough of Bradford Woods (approx. 3.3 miles away); USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell (approx. 3˝ miles away); Herb Scott (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cranberry Township.
Also see . . .  Venango Path - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2011. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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