Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Shirleysburg in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Shirley

 
 
Fort Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
1. Fort Shirley Marker
Inscription. Built 1755-56 by George Croghan. First a stockade and then a major link in the frontier fort chain west of the Susquehanna. Base for the Armstrong expedition, 1756. Site on opposite knoll.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 18.074′ N, 77° 52.449′ W. Marker is near Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania, in Huntingdon County. Marker is on Croghan Pike, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16872 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg PA 17260, 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 Fort Shirley (here, next to this marker); Bedford Furnace (approx. 4.3 miles away); East Broad Top Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Admiral Wm Sims (approx. 4.6 miles away); Juniata Iron (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Union Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stone House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of National Steam Grist Mill (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Behilnd the Marker - Stories in PA Hisotry. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Exploring Pennsylvania History in the Ground: Fort Shirley Excavation
Another Fort Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
2. Another Fort Shirley Marker
. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
3. Fort Shirley Marker
Fort Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2009
4. Fort Shirley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement