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Southampton Township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road - Raystown Path

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker
Inscription.  At Shippensburg, the Raystown Path forked; one branch led directly west over three steep mts. to Burnt Cabins; the other, taken by General Forbes to avoid heavy grades, went south around Parnells Knob to Fort Loudon, crossing the Tuscarora Mountain at Cowan Gap.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 4.263′ N, 77° 29.408′ W. Marker is in Southampton Township, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ritner Highway (US 11) just west of Newville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, 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. Shippensburg (approx. 1.2 miles away); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); The First Court House of Cumberland County (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations
Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Forbes Road - Raystown Path Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Court House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Morris (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (approx. 1.7 miles away); On this hill stood Fort Morris (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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