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

Forbes Road

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2011
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.
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° 25.562′ N, 79° 40.497′ W. Marker is in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Highway (U.S. 22) and Laird Road, on the right when traveling west on William Penn Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murrysville PA 15668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haymaker Well (approx. 1.2 miles away); Murrysville Gas Well (approx. 1.2 miles away); William D. Boyce (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pontiac's War (approx.
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2011
2. Forbes Road Marker
Looking west on US Route 22
5.3 miles away); Welcome to Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bushy Run (approx. 5.5 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 eastbound 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 EraMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, 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 666 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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