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Wind Ridge in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ryerson's Blockhouse

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
1. Ryerson's Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood one of three blockhouses erected by Captain James Paul's company in 1792, during the State's last troubles with the Indians. On April 17, 1792, soldiers carrying supplies from the Thomas Ryerson mill clashed with an Indian war party attacking the white settlements.
 
Erected 1960 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1805.
 
Location. 39° 54.779′ N, 80° 26.107′ W. Marker is in Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Roy Furman Highway (Pennsylvania Route 21) 0.1 miles east of Ferrell Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located at Windridge Playground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wind Ridge PA 15380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richhill Township Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (here, next to this marker); Graysville, PA. (approx. 2.8 miles away);
Ryerson's Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
2. Ryerson's Blockhouse Marker
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The Church - "New Brick" (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Memory of Sarah Jane Price Ackley (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Beeler (approx. 8˝ miles away in West Virginia); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Cameron City Pool (approx. 9.1 miles away in West Virginia); Uriah Alley (approx. 9.2 miles away in West Virginia).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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