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

Presque Isle Portage

 
 
Presque Isle Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
1. Presque Isle Portage Marker
Inscription. The old portage, part of the historic Venango Trail from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, crossed today's road here. The Indian trail became a French military road in 1753.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 58.841′ N, 80° 0.927′ W. Marker is near Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on U.S. 19 0.4 miles north of Trask Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the west side of the road, about 3 miles north of downtown Waterford, PA. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11056 US 19, Waterford PA 16441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old State Line (approx. 1.5 miles away); Col. Strong Vincent (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Le Boeuf Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Le Boeuf (approx. 3.3 miles away); Near This Site (approx. 3.3 miles away); George Washington (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Le Boeuf (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Presque Isle Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
2. Presque Isle Portage Marker
View of historical marker, looking north on US 19 towards Erie, PA.
Presque Isle Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2010
3. Presque Isle Portage Marker
View of historical marker, looking south on US 19 towards Waterford, PA.
Presque Isle Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2014
4. Presque Isle Portage Marker
Marker is cracked and leaning
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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