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

Old French Road

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Old French Road Marker
Inscription. Here today's highway leaves the course of the Presque Isle Portage, part of the historic Venango Trail. The French Road, built in 1753, following an Indian path, turned down into the valley.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 5.544′ N, 80° 3.443′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Old French Road (Pennsylvania Route 97) south of Gore Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16509, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Philip Cochran (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sister Bernard Sheridan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Harry Kellar (approx. 2.4 miles away); Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Gideon Ball House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harry T. Burleigh (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pennsylvania National Guard (approx. 3 miles away); Erie County (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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Old French Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Old French Road Marker
Looking south on PA 97.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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