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

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

Fort Morris

Fort Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
1. Fort Morris Marker
Inscription.  Named for Gov. R.H. Morris, and built by local settlers under the supervision of James Burd after Braddock’s defeat in July, 1755. Later garrisoned by provincial troops commanded by Hugh Mercer. The fort site, long marked by the soldiers’ well, lies a block to the north on Burd Street.
Erected 1961 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 3.257′ N, 77° 30.785′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on East King Street (U.S. 11) near Queen Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Old Court House (a few steps from this marker); The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shippensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Lifeline of the Valley: The Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. half a mile away); Rebel Headquarters in Shippensburg, June 24-27, 1863 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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