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Fort Duquesne

 
 
Fort Duquesne (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
1. Fort Duquesne (site) Marker
Inscription.  This marks the exact site of Fort Duquesne, built by the French in 1754

The Fort was destroyed by the French on the approach of the English Army in 1758
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
 
Location. 40° 26.497′ N, 80° 0.656′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Located in Point State Park, the outline of the fort can be seen marked in the ground, with the plaque in the center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pittsburgh Peace Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayapple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Snakeroot (about 300 feet away); The Venango Path (about 300 feet away); False Solomon's Seal (about 300 feet away); American Witch Hazel (about 300 feet away); The Forks of the Ohio (about 300 feet away); David L. Lawrence (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.

 
Fort Duquesne (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
2. Fort Duquesne (site) Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
3. Fort Duquesne Marker
The fountain markes the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers.
The Outline of Fort Duquesne image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
4. The Outline of Fort Duquesne
Fort Duquesne image. Click for full size.
By Alfred Waud (artist)
5. Fort Duquesne
Source: The New York Public Library
Fort Duquesne Plan Map image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
6. Fort Duquesne Plan Map
Map of Fort Duquesne image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
7. Map of Fort Duquesne
From the contemporary military drawing in the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
Close-up of image on marker
Fort Duquesne Battle Plan image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
8. Fort Duquesne Battle Plan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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