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Buckstown in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

Edmund's Swamp

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription. Named for Edmund Cartlidge, Indian trader. A camp located here, on the Raystown Path, provided good grass for the horses of General Forbes' army in 1758. The site of the redoubt is marked two and a half miles north of here.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 4.247′ N, 78° 51.586′ W. Marker is in Buckstown, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.2 miles east of Buckstown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Field of Honor (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 2.5 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 2.6 miles away); America Attacked! (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraHeroesWar, French and Indian
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Forbes Road Marker
Looking west on US 30.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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