Potter Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 40° 50.131′ N, 77° 40.364′ W. Marker is in Potter Township, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Fort Road (State Highway 144) and Earlystown Road (State Highway 45), on the right when traveling north on Old Fort Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2903 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall PA 16828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Legend of Penn's Cave (approx. 4½ miles away); Penn's Cave Hotel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Philip Benner (approx. 6½ miles away); Bellefonte Air Mail Field (approx. 7.1 miles away); 109th Machine Gun Battalion (approx. 7.4 miles away); 108th Machine Gun Battalion (approx. 7.4 miles away); 103rd Medical Battalion and Regiment (approx. 7.4 miles away); Honoring the 28th (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Brief Discussion of Potter's Fort. From Centre County History. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. James Potter at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
1. Old Potter's Fort
The Report of the Commission to locate the site of the frontier forts of Pennsylvania published in 1916 stated the fort was located on a rise of ground on the south boundary of Centre Hall. As stated on the marker the fort was built in 1777. At least one action was fought nearby with Indian raiding parties. In 1916, the commission stated remains of the fort were seen near McCoy Tavern standing at the intersection of the highways.
— Submitted June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,322 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.