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This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris

 
 
This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 13, 2007
1. This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris Marker
Inscription. Erected in November 1755 by Col. James Burd and used as one of the chain of forts to protect the frontiers during the period of Indian hostility following the defeat of General Edward Braddock.
 
Erected 1921 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Civic Club of Shippensburg.
 
Location. 40° 2.877′ N, 77° 31.599′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on West King Street (Route 11) near Morris Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Braddock Expedition (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. half a mile away); Shippensburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Also see . . .  Finding Fort Morris. by Paul Marr, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Shippensburg University. Published in 2004 in the Middle States Geographer. (Submitted on May 16, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
The fort marker on the rock face and the newer marker on the street. image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 13, 2007
2. The fort marker on the rock face and the newer marker on the street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,792 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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