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Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Redstone Old Fort

 
 
Redstone Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Redstone Old Fort Marker
Inscription.  This tablet is erected by the Great Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, to mark the site of the Redstone Old Fort, accredited to the Mound Builders. It is also the site of Fort Burd, built by the British in 1759, under Colonel James Burd. In 1786 Jacob Bowman established a trading post at the old fort. This point on the Monongahela River was the western end of Chief Nemacolin's trail.
 
Erected 1929 by Great Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
Location. 40° 1.386′ N, 79° 53.036′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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, in Fayette County. Marker is on Market Street east of Brown Street, on the right when traveling east. Market Street turns right to join U.S. 40 just east of here at its Monongahela River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowman's Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette's Tour (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philander Knox (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the retaining wall at the sidewalk's edge. Nemacolin's Castle is directly above the marker. The National Road (and U.S. 40) was Market Street just west of this point. It climbed this bluff as Front Street. That steep climb, still paved in red brick, was recently closed to vehicle traffic.
 
Regarding Redstone Old Fort. There are no remains of Redstone Old Fort or of Fort Burd. Above this site overlooking the Monongahela River is Nemacolin Castle. The Castle
Nemacolin Castle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Nemacolin Castle
Marker is on the retaining wall just out of frame on the right. Front Street climbs up from Market Street to the right of the castle.
was the residential estate of the Bowman family in the 19th century. The Bowmans ran a large number of industrial enterprises in the local area.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Burd—Redstone Old Fort. 1896 Report on the frontier forts of Western Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 14, 2006.) 

2. Nemacolin Castle Timeline. From pre-1734 to 1995. (Submitted on April 14, 2006.) 

3. Historic Context of Nemacolin Castle. History of the the Brownsville area from the Moundbuilders to the 1850-era castle. (Submitted on April 14, 2006.) 

4. Nemacolin Castle.org. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Nemacolin Castle at Front Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Nemacolin Castle at Front Street
Front Street begins its descent to Market Street off frame on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 7,725 times since then and 312 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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