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

Fort Marshall

 
 
Fort Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Fort Marshall Marker
Inscription.  This settlers' refuge, located near Warm Spring Indian Trail, was built about 1755 on the land of William Marshall. It was used as a station in the daily military patrol to guard the southwestern frontier of the Conococheague Settlement from raids in French and Indian War days. Site is .4 mile SE of here.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, 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° 46.633′ N, 77° 55.53′ W. Marker is near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. It is in Montgomery Township. Marker is at the intersection of Shrimptown Road and Clay Lick Road, on the right when traveling north on Shrimptown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11527 Shimpstown Rd, Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 3.1 miles away); In Memory of those who gave their lives in World War II (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mercersburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); In Memory of those who gave their Lives in World War I (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rev. Steel's Fort (approx. 3˝ miles away); Zion Union Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mercersburg (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Fort Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 22, 2017
2. Fort Marshall 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 3,285 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 23, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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