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

Forbes Road

1758

 

Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne-Fort Bedford-Raystown

 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2012
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.  Depot of supplies assembling place of an army of nearly eight thousand men and the starting point of General John Forbes' Expedition for the possession of Fort Duquesne. The road leads Westward to the Forks.
 
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.144′ N, 78° 30.235′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pitt Street and Juniata Street, on the right when traveling west on West Pitt Street. Located on the corner of First Altoona Saving Bank. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (within shouting distance of this marker); "King's House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Espy House (about
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2012
2. Forbes Road Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington (about 300 feet away); Fort Bedford (about 300 feet away); Grist Millstone (about 300 feet away); Anderson House (about 400 feet away); First Court House and Prison Built in 1774 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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