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Montgomery Township near Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rev. Steel's Fort

 
 
Rev. Steel's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Rev. Steel's Fort Marker
Inscription.  The Rev. John Steel, pastor of Upper West Conococheague, was made militia captain; and his church, stockaded in 1755, provided protection from hostile Indians. The site is at Church Hill.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraForts and CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 39° 48.246′ N, 77° 52.195′ W. Marker is near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. It is in Montgomery Township. Marker is at the intersection of PA 16 and Findley Road, on the right when traveling west on PA 16. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Irwinton Mills (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. Hugh Mercer (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mercersburg Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); In Memory of those who gave their Lives in World War I (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Memory of those who gave their lives in World War II (approx. 2.1 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 2.1 miles away); The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 2.2 miles away); Marshall College (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Rev. Steel's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Rev. Steel's Fort Marker
Rev. Steel's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Rev. Steel's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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