Cochranton in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
Location. 41° 31.129′ N, 80° 3.22′ W. Marker is in Cochranton, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Adams Street (Pennsylvania Route 173) just east of Water Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Cochranton Boat Landing, overlooking French Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cochranton PA 16314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlton Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker French Creek (approx. 3.9 miles away); French Creek Feeder (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named French Creek Feeder (approx. 7.3 miles away); Utica Bridge (approx. 7.6 miles away); Adams Homestead (approx. 7.9 miles away); Maurice K. Goddard (approx. 7.9 miles away); M60A1 (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Also see . . . French Creek (Wikipedia). In 1753, George Washington, a British subject at the time, was sent to deliver a message to Fort Le Boeuf asking the French to leave the region. Washington called the stream French Creek rather than Beef Creek (another common rendering of Rivière aux Boeufs), and his version prevailed. (Submitted on June 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.