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Beaver in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort McIntosh

 
 
Fort McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
1. Fort McIntosh Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
Inscription.  Fort McIntosh, 1778-1788, built by General Lachlan McIntosh's continentals of the 8th Pennsylvania and 13th Virginia, veterans of Saratoga, Brandywine, Germantown, and Valley Forge, and Virginia Militia, was the first fort built north of the Ohio by the United States. Headquarters of the largest army west of the mountains during the Revolution in 1784-1785, it became the first post of what was, except for small detachments at West Point and Fort Pitt, the whole United States Army. The Treaty of Fort McIntosh, and the manner in which it was imposed, became the basic United States policy in later Indian treaties and made possible landmark legislation which opened the Northwest Territory to settlement.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation series list.
 
Location.
Fort McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
2. Fort McIntosh Marker
View of the historical marker, with the crest of the ridge over looking the Ohio River directly behind the historical marker.
40° 41.474′ N, 80° 18.19′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Insurance Street, on the right when traveling east on River Road. This historical marker is located in the residential section on the south side of town, in a roadside park, along the Ohio River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver PA 15009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort McIntosh (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort McIntosh (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort McIntosh (within shouting distance of this marker); General Lachlan McIntosh (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort McIntosh (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort McIntosh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort McIntosh (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver.
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Fort McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
3. Fort McIntosh Marker
View of the actual site of the fort, situated just to the right/west of the historical marker.
Fort McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
4. Fort McIntosh Marker
View of the historical marker looking southeast from the eastern edge of the fort grounds, with the Ohio River in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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