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Kantner in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

1758

 

—Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —

 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2009
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.
"The Ovens"
Supply headquarters
Fortifications were erected
a few rods north of this site
The Forbes Road leads
northward to the
encampment at the foot of
Laurel Hill
23.5 miles from Fort Bedford

 
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.188′ N, 78° 56.064′ W. Marker is in Kantner, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Whistler Road (Pennsylvania Route 403), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the parking lot of North Star School. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Quemahoning Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 1.1 miles away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Field of Honor (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hooversville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2009
2. Forbes Road Marker
North Star East Elementary and Middle School in background. Looking northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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