Donegal Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The site of this fortified blockhouse, built during the Revolution by Abraham Rice was about six miles north on Buffalo Creek. It was attacked by a force of Indians in September, 1782, but withstood the siege.
Erected 1973 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1782.
Location. 40° 7.26′ N, 80° 28.45′ W. Marker is in Donegal Township, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Lake Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 40. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claysville PA 15323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 2.7 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Rice's Fort (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Revolutionary War SoldierRevolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Barr (approx. 3.1 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Claysville (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Rice’s Fort attack to be re-enacted. Observer-Reporter website entry (Submitted on February 28, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,250 times since then and 197 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on February 28, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.