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Twelve Mile Camp

 
 
Twelve Mile Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
1. Twelve Mile Camp Marker
Inscription.  George Washington in 1758 set up a camp a mile north of this point while building Forbes Road. In 1774 Fort Shippen was built at the same site.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 17.046′ N, 79° 23.695′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.1 miles west of Technology Way (Pennsylvania Route 981), on the right when traveling east. Located on US 30 at end of runway of Arnold Palmer Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latrobe PA 15650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Vincent (approx. 0.6 miles away); Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S. B. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Sportsman's Hall Log Cabin (approx. 0.7
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miles away); St. Xavier's (approx. 1.1 miles away); Welcome to Youngstown (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Findley (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reflections of Latrobe History (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latrobe.
 
Twelve Mile Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
2. Twelve Mile Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,831 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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