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Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Necessity

National Battlefield Site

 

—French and Indian War —

 
Fort Necessity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2000
1. Fort Necessity Marker
Inscription. On this “charming field for an encounter” George Washington built Fort Necessity in May-June 1754 as defense against an approaching French force. The battle fought here July 3 brought on the French and Indian War for control of the continent. Burnt by the French after the battle, Fort Necessity was reconstructed on the original site in 1954.
 
Location. 39° 48.9′ N, 79° 35.35′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington PA 15437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Meadows Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Washington Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Necessity (approx. ¼ mile away); The Great Meadows (approx. ¼ mile away); Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named National Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Braddock Road (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
More about this marker. Marker may no longer exist.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Fort Necessity reconstruction image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2000
2. Fort Necessity reconstruction
The blockhouse and outer walls image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2000
3. The blockhouse and outer walls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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