Waterford in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Le Boeuf
This Monument Marks the Site of
Fort Le Boeuf
Erected by the French in 1752.
As a major representing the governor
of Virginia, came here in 1753, bearing
a letter to the commander of the
fort, warning the French to withdraw
their forces from this region
claimed by Great Britain.
This mission was one of the first links
in the chain of events that settled
forever the dominance of our land
by the Anglo Saxon.
Erected 1921 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the People of Waterford and Friends.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Military • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1752.
Location. 41° 56.403′ N, 79° 58.974′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. 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. George Washington (here, next to this marker); Near This Site (here, next to this marker); Fort Sur La Rivière Aux Boeufs (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (here, next to this marker); Fort Le Boeuf Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Le Boeuf (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 affixed to a statue of George Washington which commemorated his mission to Fort Le Boeuf in 1753. With regards to this statue of Washington, there is some controversy as to whether the statue depicts him wearing a uniform of an officer in the British army or whether he was depicted as wearing a uniform of an officer in colonial Virginia's militia. I included several links that represent each perspective of this issue.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Statue. The statue of George Washington commemorates Major George Washington's public mission to Fort LeBoeuf. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. George Washington Memorial Park - Waterford, Pennsylvania(Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Waterford, Pennsylvania. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,451 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.