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Near Smicksburg in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Mahoning

 
 
Fort Mahoning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
1. Fort Mahoning Marker
Inscription.  This is a small re-creation of an 18th century log fort or blockhouse typical of this area. The building was erected in Smicksburg by Amish craftsmen using local logs and authentic saddle-notch construction and then moved to this site. Log buildings could be built quickly and cheaply using simple hand tools and basic skills. Hundreds of these forts once existed in Pennsylvania, but only a few have survived. The closest forts to this area were Thompson's Blockhouse (1790) in Rayne Township, Indiana County, and Clark's Blockhouse in Plumcreek Township, Armstrong County. Threats of attack from Native Americans continued until after the War of 1812, and late as 1818 buildings were still being constructed in Mahoning Township for the purpose of defense against attack.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 40° 53.4′ N, 79° 9.287′ W. Marker is near Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker can be reached from Hemlock Acres Road, 2.2 miles north
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of Pennsylvania Route 954. Located on the grounds of Windgate Winery outside Smicksburg, PA. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1998 Hemlock Acres Road, Smicksburg, PA, Smicksburg PA 16256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riethmiller's Store (approx. 1˝ miles away); M.A. Stear Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); John S. Fisher (approx. 6.6 miles away); Charles J. Margiotti (approx. 9.2 miles away); Linton Park (approx. 9.9 miles away); Barclay Square (approx. 10.4 miles away); Punxsutawney (approx. 10˝ miles away); Groundhog Day (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smicksburg.
 
Fort Mahoning Replica image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
2. Fort Mahoning Replica
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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