“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Wolfsburg in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Forbes Road

Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 6, 2012
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription. This intersection marks the point where Forbes Road of 1758 diverged from the path cut by Col. Burd in 1755. The Forbes Road led through the wilderness west toward Ligonier from this point.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
Location. 40° 2.57′ N, 78° 33.593′ W. Marker is near Wolfsburg, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Pennsylvania Route 31 on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. The marker is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and PA Route 31 in Napier Township, approximately 1.5 miles west of Wolfsburg. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, 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 (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Traveling The Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bonnet Tavern (about 400 feet away); From Motor Camping to Tourist Cabins (approx. 1.9
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
2. Forbes Road Marker
miles away); The Coffee Pot (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bedford Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford Village (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Bedford (approx. 3.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The Forbes Road monument is steps away from this
PAHMC marker. The historic 18th Century Jean Bonnet Tavern is also nearby.
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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