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Quemahoning Township near Kantner in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

1758

— Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —

 
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2009
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.  
"The Ovens"
Supply headquarters
Fortifications were erected
a few rods north of this site
The Forbes Road leads
northward to the
encampment at the foot of
Laurel Hill
23.5 miles from Fort Bedford

 
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 6.188′ N, 78° 56.064′ W. Marker is near Kantner, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. It is in Quemahoning Township. Marker is on Whistler Road (Pennsylvania Route 403), on the right when traveling west. Marker is adjacent to the parking lot of North Star School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3622 Whistler Rd, Kantner PA 15548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Quemahoning Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. one mile away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 1.1 miles away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Tower of Voices (approx. 3.1 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Field of Honor (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2009
2. Forbes Road Marker
North Star East Elementary and Middle School in background. Looking northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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