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Shade Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

Edmund's Swamp

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.  Named for Edmund Cartlidge, Indian trader. A camp located here, on the Raystown Path, provided good grass for the horses of General Forbes' army in 1758. The site of the redoubt is marked two and a half miles north of here.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHeroesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 4.247′ N, 78° 51.586′ W. Marker is in Shade Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.2 miles east of Buckstown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6904 Lincoln Hwy, Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower of Voices (approx. 1˝ miles away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); View from the Flight Path Oerlook
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Forbes Road Marker
Looking west on US 30.
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); A Field of Honor (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,141 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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