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Donegal Township near West Alexander in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rice’s Fort

 
 
Rice’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
1. Rice’s Fort Marker
Inscription.  
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 near West Alexander, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. It is in Donegal Township. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Revolutionary War Soldier (approx. 1.9 miles away); Alexander Burns/Jane Carroll Burns (approx. 2 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers
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(approx. 2 miles away); Lafayette's Tour (approx. 2.2 miles away); General Lafayette (approx. 2.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Alexander.
 
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.) 
 
Rice’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
2. Rice’s Fort Marker
Rice’s Fort reconstruction image. Click for more information.
via Observer-Reporter, 2017
3. Rice’s Fort reconstruction
Fort Rice, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Rice Family History Appendix
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,770 times since then and 107 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.

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