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Cumberland Valley Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

Washington & Bouquet Meeting

 
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 11, 2015
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.  Near this site on July 30, 1758, Cols. Bouquet and Washington discussed proposed routes by which Gen. Forbes’ army would attack French Ft. Duquesne. Bouquet preferred the route due west from Bedford, while Washington advocated Braddock’s 1755 road to the south. Forbes himself chose the route from Bedford, and as a result occupied the ruins of Ft. Duquesne on Nov. 25, 1758. Forbes Road encouraged subsequent westward expansion through Pa.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1895.
 
Location. 39° 51.208′ N, 78° 37.593′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Valley Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Bedford Valley Road (U.S. 220) 1½ miles north of Centerville Road, on the right when traveling north. Located at Providence Lutheran Church south of Bedford. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5274 Bedford Valley Rd, Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Forbes Road near Providence Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
2. Forbes Road near Providence Lutheran Church
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markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Cumberland Valley Post Office (approx. 2.2 miles away); To The Memory Of Soldiers Of The Revolutionary War (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 5.7 miles away); Buffalo Mills Honor Roll (approx. 6½ miles away); Camp Mason & Dixon (approx. 9.7 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 9.9 miles away); Washington’s Road (approx. 10 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Valley Township.
 
Providence Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
3. Providence Lutheran Church
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 11, 2015
4. Forbes Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 421 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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