Coraopolis in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pioneer settler on this site, a stockade known as Montour Bottoms or Vance Fort
This stockade was manned by Washington County militia during the Indian uprising of 1782.
Erected 1937 by Coraopolis Borough, Semi-Centennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 31.039′ N, 80° 9.847′ W. Marker was in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker could be reached from Fifth Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 51) 0.1 miles south of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Previously located on the left corner wall of the Coraopolis Borough Building/Police Station. Police station has moved to a new building, unsure of status of marker. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Coraopolis PA 15108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Fort Vance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Count Noble / Mildmay Park Beauty (approx. one mile away); Mooncrest (approx. 1˝ miles away); Old Sewickley Post Office (approx. 1.7 miles away); Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sewickley Public Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); Flatiron Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coraopolis.
Also see . . . Capt Robert Vance at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
1. Vance Fort Marker Relocation
I heard from the Borough of Coraopolis on February 18, 2019. The said the marker is in safekeeping and was removed when they relocated to their new municipal building. Plans are in the works to erect a memorial to commemorate the fort at the original site (1st Avenue and Chestnut Street).
— Submitted February 20, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.