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Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt

 
 
Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
1. Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt Marker
Inscription.  This restored wall presents a section through a typical masonry rampart of Fort Pitt. Originally built of brick burned at the site and stone quarried in the area. The fort was a five-sided structure with a bastion at each corner and measured a half-mile in perimeter. The music, grenadier and flag bastions which faced the eastern or land side were built of masonry. The Ohio and Monongahela bastions were built of earth. This, the Monongahela bastion, has been reconstructed of masonry on its original site so it could house the Fort Pitt Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 26.46′ N, 80° 0.569′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Along the Three River Heritage Trail near the entrance to the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forbes Road (a few steps from this marker); Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse
Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
2. Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Edith Darlington Ammon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Venango Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Point State Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Welcome to Point State Park (about 300 feet away); The King's Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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