Near Kittanning in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Here, March 16, 1777 Fergus Moorhead was taken prisoner by the Indians, and his companion, a Mr. Simpson, was killed and scalped.
From the many blankets left here by Colonel Armstrong's men the place received it's name.
Erected 1934 by The Daughters of the American Revolution - Kittanning Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1900.
Location. 40° 45.893′ N, 79° 24.999′ W. Marker is near Kittanning, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kittanning PA 16201, 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. A different marker also named Blanket Hill (here, next to this marker); Fort Armstrong (approx. 5.7 miles away); Kittanning (approx. 6 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works (approx. 6.1 miles away); Armstrong County (approx. 6.3 miles away); In Memory of General John Armstrong (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kittanning or Attiqué Indian Town (approx. 6.4 miles away); Armstrong County Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kittanning.
Also see . . . Daughters of the American Revolution. Official website (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.