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Donegal Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miller’s Blockhouse

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
1. Miller’s Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  Site 3 miles north. Built about 1780 by Jacob Miller, Sr. Rendezvous for settlers of the Dutch Fork area. Here, March 31, 182, Ann Hupp led a heroic defense against attacking Indians.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1880.
 
Location. 40° 6.558′ N, 80° 29.7′ W. Marker is in Donegal Township, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 National Rd, West Alexander PA 15376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.3 miles away in West Virginia); Rice’s Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ray’s Arithmetic (approx. 2.9 miles away in West Virginia); Claysville (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
2. Miller’s Blockhouse Marker
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marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Roney’s Point (approx. 6 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Donegal Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hupp's on the Frontier. A site outlining the Hupp family's life on the frontier borders of Virginia and Pennsylvania. (Submitted on February 7, 2011, by Olin Hupp of Baltimore, Maryland.) 

2. Miller’s Block-House. A subsite of the above link includes a Hupp Family Tale, by John C. Hupp, MD, about defending Miller's Blockhouse.
“Again, in this crisis of terrible travail, Ann Hupp proved equal to the emergency. Encouraging the trembling Ault and the weeping women with the consoling language of hope – nerving her arm and steeling her heart to the severe duties of the moment, she, with true Spartanism, snatching up a rifle fired at the approaching savages, and then ‘ran from porthole to porthole,’ protruding its muzzle in different directions—to convey the idea of great forces in the house” (Submitted on July 18, 2008.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,475 times since then and 88 times this year. Last updated on February 3, 2011, by Olin Hupp of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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