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Near Evans City in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major George Washington

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
1. Major George Washington Marker
Inscription. On the flats of the east side of Connoquenessing Creek, one hundred rods east of this spot, Major George Washington, then a youth twenty-one years of age, narrowly escaped death, being shot at by a hostile Indian, less than fifteen steps distant, on the evening of December 27th, 1753, as he and Christopher Gist were returning from Virginia from Washington's historic visit to Saint Pierre, Commandant of the French Forts, Le Boeuf (Waterford) and Venango (Franklin), as agent of Governor Dinwiddie of Virginia in delivering to Saint Pierre the protest of Governor Dinwiddie against the encroachments of the French on territory claimed by the English.

Washington and Gist were following the course of the Venango Indian Trail, which crossed the highway at this spot. It followed an almost north and south line from the forks of the Ohio (Pittsburgh) to Venango (Franklin), and was one of the most important of the Indian trails.
 
Erected 1925 by The General Richard Butler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.295′ N, 80° 1.95′ W. Marker is near Evans City, Pennsylvania, in
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
2. Major George Washington Marker
Butler County. Marker is on Evans City Road (Pennsylvania Route 68) 0.1 miles north of Ash Stop Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Evans City PA 16033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harmonist Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Harmony (approx. 5.1 miles away); 1806 Plains Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Harmony Mennonites (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cranberry Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Zelienople (approx. 5.6 miles away); USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Major George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
3. Major George Washington Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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