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Jenners Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

The Clear Fields

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2009
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.  
Good forage found at open camps such as this on the Raystown Path, led General Forbes to prefer this route to Braddock's Road. Site of Fort Dudgeon (Tomahawk Camp) is a short distance to the north.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 9.99′ N, 79° 5.535′ W. Marker is in Jenners Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) near Willison Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is about a mile west of Jennerstown. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1052 Lincoln Hwy, Boswell PA 15531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick S. Duesenberg (approx. one mile away);
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2009
2. Forbes Road Marker
Looking east along US Highway 30
Log Grist Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Highway Attractions (approx. 1.7 miles away); Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bullet's Defeat (approx. 7 miles away); Original Course of Forbes Road (approx. 7.6 miles away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenners Township.
 
Also see . . .  Forbes Road - The Clear Fields. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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