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

The Erie Stone

 
 
The Erie Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. The Erie Stone Marker
Inscription. In 1795 Andrew Ellicott and General William Irvine commissioned by the State, arrived in the area to survey and lay out "a town to be called Erie." Using the southeast corner of the old French fort at the foot of Parade Street as a starting point they placed this stone which has since been known as the "Erie Stone." The town was laid out in three sections each one mile square extending from the bay south to Twelfth Street. A plot of land in the center of each section was to be reserved for public use - Central Park or Perry Square being the first one.
 
Location. 42° 8.246′ N, 80° 4.804′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Parade Street, on the right when traveling west on East Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presque Isle Forts (here, next to this marker); American Fort (here, next to this marker); Erie Heritage (here, next to this marker); Erie Area Native Americans (here, next to this marker); Fort Presque Isle (here, next to this marker);
The Erie Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. The Erie Stone Marker
View of both the historical marker and of the actual "Erie Stone."
Fort de la Presqu'ile (here, next to this marker); Erie 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Michigan Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Erie Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. The Erie Stone Marker
View of Heritage Park that marked the location of not only the French and British forts, but also of the "Erie Stone" which can be seen in the right foreground of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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