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

Forbes Road

Fort Dewart

 
 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 9, 2008
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription. "The fort on the top of Allegheny Hill" was erected in 1758 during the Gen. Forbes expedition against Fort Duquesne. The site is marked half a mile northeast of here, near the head of Breastwork Run.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.322′ N, 78° 46.044′ W. Marker is in Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) half a mile east of New Baltimore Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin PA 15530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Over the Summit ( approx. half a mile away); Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead ( approx. 2.4 miles away); Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor ( approx. 4.6 miles away); American Legion Post 449 War Memorial ( approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road ( approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Log Church ( approx. 6 miles away); Bedford Co. Bridge #15 ( approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road ( approx. 6 miles away).
 
Regarding Forbes Road.
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
2. Forbes Road Marker
"The fort on the top of Allegheny Hill," was erected in 1758 as a way station along Forbes Road between Carlisle and Pittsburgh during General Forbes' campaign against French Fort Duquesne. Never regularly garrisoned, Fort Dewart however was of some use to British and Provincial troops during the war.
Source: Encyclopedia of the French & Indian War in North America, 1754-1763 By Donald I. Stoetzel
 
Also see . . .  Fort Duart (Dewart) and Forbes Road. The site of Fort Duart (Dewart) is located on private property - access is limited and by permission only. (Submitted on April 14, 2010.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Entrance to Fort Duard (Dewart)
For those who may not know: There is a small sign marking the entrance to the road leading to the Fort Duard site. It is on Fleegle Road (formerly Mountain Road) Approximately 1 mile from the Route 30 turnoff.

Editor's Note: Various sources note the location of the fort as along Fleegle (Mountain) Road and somewhere between one half mile and 3.6 miles from its intersection with Route 30. The fort is within Somerset County. The Bedford County border is about 3.6 miles from the Route 30 intersection.

At one time, the site was open to the public one day per year. However, information about the annual event
Fort Dewart Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
3. Fort Dewart Monument
McLean's Encampment of the Forbes Campaign of 1758. Erected by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 1930.
has not been updated in two years, so that may no longer be the case. For more information, we recommend you contact the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, 601 North Center Avenue, Somerset, Pa 15501
Phone: (814) 445-6431
Email: info@somersetcountychamber.com
Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 13, 2010, by Donald A. Scarborough of West Mifflin, Pa..

 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Dewart Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
4. Fort Dewart Monument
McLean's Encampment of the Forbes Campaign of 1758. Erected by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 1930.
View East from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 9, 2008
5. View East from the Marker
The Fort Dewart marker is just west of an overlook on Lincoln Highway with a view of Bedford County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,537 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on September 25, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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