Near McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Big Spring Graveyard
Among those buried here are victims of the Great Cove Massacre of Nov. 1, 1755, at present McConnellsburg. The raid was conducted by Delawares and Shawnees led by Shingas, the Delaware "king." Houses were burned, and about 50 settlers were killed or captured. Its revelation at a meeting of Pennsylvania's Provincial Council, Nov. 5, 1755, led Gov. R.H. Morris to ask the Assembly for increased frontier protection.
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 39° 53.398′ N, 78° 0.987′ W. Marker is near McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Cove Road (U.S. 522) and Rock Hill Road (Local Route Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, 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. Last Confederate Bivouac (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Last Confederate Bivouac (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hunter Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pleasures of Roadside Dining (approx. 3.1 miles away); Changing Main Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); Traveling the Lincoln Highway (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnellsburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Great Cove Massacre. (Submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Big Spring Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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