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New Brighton in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Tablet Marks the Site of

The Big Beaver Block House

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2022
1. This Tablet Marks the Site of Marker
Inscription.  
Built by the U.S. War Department
1788-89
and garrisoned for several years to protect communication via Beaver Creek with the Great Lakes

 
Erected 1934 by Fort Macintosh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
 
Location. 40° 43.711′ N, 80° 18.51′ W. Marker is in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 65) south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brighton PA 15066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Townsend Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Townsend House
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of New Brighton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brighton.
 
This Tablet Marks the Site of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2022
2. This Tablet Marks the Site of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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