Waterford in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1753.
Location. 41° 56.402′ N, 79° 58.97′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (U.S. 19) and West 1st Alley, on the right when traveling south on High Street. This historical marker is located on the south side of the downtown business district, on the west side of the road. It is on the same side of the street, and just south of, the George Washington Memorial Park; and just Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford PA 16441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); Near This Site (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sur La Rivière Aux Boeufs (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Le Boeuf Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
More about this marker. This historical marker is located at the northern end of the "Washington's Trail-1753," which marks the pathway, through Pennsylvania, that George Washington took when sent on his diplomatic mission by Virginia's colonial governor, Governor Dinwiddie, to the French at Fort Le Boeuf, in present day Waterford, Pennsylvania.
Also see . . . George Washington. ExplorePAhistory is your gateway to Pennsylvania, past and present. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.