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

Forbes Road

1758

 

—Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —

 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription. Fort Ligonier
Built by order of General Forbes. Was located 200 yards west of this marker. The road leads south-westward to 12 mile encampment. Eminent service was rendered here by Colonel Henry Bouquet and Colonel John Armstrong and in engagements with the French and Indians. Near this place Colonel George Washington, Colonel James Burd, and Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Mercer distinguished themselves, 50 miles from Fort Bedford.
 
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.462′ N, 79° 14.086′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 East Main Street, Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Ligonier (a few steps from this marker); Building the Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
2. Forbes Road Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ligonier War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a plaque embedded into a monument on the sidewalk
 
Also see . . .
1. John Forbes at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Ligonier. Official website (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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