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Near Barkeyville in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Venango Path

 
 
Venango Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Venango Path Marker
Inscription.  A major Indian path from the Forks of the Ohio (Pittsburgh) to Venango (Franklin) was located just west of here. George Washington used it in traveling north to Fort Le Boeuf in 1753. Captain Jonathan Hart widened the path in 1787 on his way to build Fort Franklin. Here at Mayes Forks, the house on the northwest corner was a major hotel—and a mail and stagecoach stop—during the early nineteenth century.
 
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
 
Location. 41° 13.955′ N, 79° 57.381′ W. Marker is near Barkeyville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Route 8 (Pennsylvania Route 3013) and Georgetown Road, on the right when traveling south on Old Route 8. Located in Wesley, just north of Barkeyville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pythagorean 𝜋 (approx. 8.3 miles away); J. Howard Pew (approx. 8.3 miles away); Veterans Honorary (approx. 8.4 miles away); George Junior Republic (approx. 8.4 miles away); Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ruth Daugherty Eccles (approx. 8.4 miles away); Grove City Hospital (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Venango Path - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Venango Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Venango Path Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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