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Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Morris

 
 
Fort Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
1. Fort Morris Marker
Inscription. Named for Gov. R.H. Morris, and built by local settlers under the supervision of James Burd after Braddock’s defeat in July, 1755. Later garrisoned by provincial troops commanded by Hugh Mercer. The fort site, long marked by the soldiers’ well, lies a block to the north on Burd Street.
 
Erected 1961 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.257′ N, 77° 30.785′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on East King Street (U.S. 11) near Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Court House (a few steps from this marker); The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shippensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Lifeline of the Valley: The Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. half a mile away); Rebel Headquarters in Shippensburg, June 24-27, 1863 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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