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Near Apollo in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Hand

1777-1779

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. Fort Hand Marker
Inscription.  Only fort erected in Westmoreland County by Continental Congress

Blockhouse surrounded by stockade with wall guns

Named for Gen. Edward Hand
 
Erected 1934 by Daughters of the American Revolution Fort Hand Chapter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 40° 32.811′ N, 79° 36.363′ W. Marker is near Apollo, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Pine Run Road 0.1 miles west of Watt Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Apollo PA 15613, 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. Nellie Bly (approx. 3˝ miles away); St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Vandergrift (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Vandergrift (approx. 4˝ miles away); D. Leech & Company / Western Transportation Company (approx. 5˝ miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 5.6 miles away); Willie Thrower (approx. 7.9 miles away); Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Fort Hand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. Fort Hand Marker
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 Fort Hand Festival. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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