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

Fort Mason

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 18, 2009
1. Fort Mason Marker
Inscription. Built as a blockhouse in 1774–78 by John Mason. It was a settler’s fefuge in Revolutionary days. The site of the fort was nearby. Later rebuilt on Main Street as a dwelling.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.592′ N, 79° 53.955′ W. Marker is in Masontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 166) and Debolt Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Masontown PA 15461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Glassworks (approx. 3 miles away); Greensboro (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old Glassworks (approx. 4˝ miles away); Friendship Hill (approx. 4.9 miles away); Preserving the 1910 Landscape (approx. 5 miles away); Monongahela River (approx. 5 miles away); Greene Academy (approx. 5.6 miles away); Garard's Fort (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 18, 2009
2. Fort Mason Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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