Murrysville in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On the hill one mile south was located the Washington Camp. This base for Forbes Road was built Nov. 1758 by Col. George Washington, "Commanding the Troops to ye Westward," on the order of Colonel Henry Bouquet.
Erected 1960 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
Location. 40° 25.385′ N, 79° 39.817′ W. Marker is in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on William Penn Highway (U.S. 22), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about 500 feet west of Cline Hollow Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4813 William Penn Highway, Murrysville PA 15668, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haymaker Well (approx. 1.8 miles away); Murrysville Gas Well (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bushy Run (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pontiac's War Welcome to Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5 miles away); Ambush (approx. 5 miles away); Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrysville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Identical marker along the westbound lanes of US Route 22.
Also see . . .
1. Forbes Road (Washington Camp). (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Forbes Trail. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.