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Madera in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexander's Fording

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
1. Alexander's Fording Marker
Inscription. On July 1, 1784 Revolutionary War Soldier James Alexander (1726-1791) received a warrant for 413 acres in Clearfield County. James served with Washington at Valley Forge during winter of 1777-78. In 1785 James and son Robert visited here. Four tracts were willed to sons William Brown, Hugh, Joseph and Reed. In 1809 William B. Alexander, ninth child of James, emigrated by Indian path across the Alleghenies to Clearfield Creek and settled here founding a new settlement known as Alexander's Fording. That land includes all of Madera.
 
Erected by Clearfield County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 49.7′ N, 78° 26.133′ W. Marker is in Madera, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 53) and Banion Road (Pennsylvania Route 453). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madera PA 16661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bloody Knox (approx. 4.6 miles away); Civil War Draft Resistance (approx. 4.6 miles away); William A. Nevling Tavern
Alexander's Fording Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
2. Alexander's Fording Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Miners' Strikes (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Bell Site Dig (approx. 7.2 miles away); Coalport (approx. 7.6 miles away); Osceola Mills (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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