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

Vance Fort

 
 
Vance Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 3, 2012
1. Vance Fort Marker
Inscription. Near the corner of Second Avenue and Chestnut Street there was erected, about 1776, by Captain Robert Vance of Virginia.
Pioneer settler on this site, a stockade known as Montour Bottoms or Vance Fort
This stockade was manned by Washington County militia during the Indian uprising of 1782.
 
Erected 1937 by Coraopolis Borough, Semi-Centennial.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 31.039′ N, 80° 9.847′ W. Marker was in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker could be reached from Fifth Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 51) 0.1 miles south of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Previously located on the left corner wall of the Coraopolis Borough Building/Police Station. Police station has moved to a new building, unsure of status of marker. Marker was in this post office area: Coraopolis PA 15108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fort Vance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Count Noble / Mildmay Park Beauty (approx. one mile away); Mooncrest (approx. 1 miles away); Old Sewickley Post Office
Vance Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 3, 2012
2. Vance Fort Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sewickley Public Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); Flatiron Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Capt Robert Vance at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Capt. Robert Vance & Vance's Fort. Article about the life and times of Robert Vance, written by William A. Vance, Lt.Col. USAFR (ret) 2014. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of Vance Fort image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 20, 2013
3. Site of Vance Fort
Approximate area at corner of Second and Chestnut
Captain Robert Vance grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 16, 2014
4. Captain Robert Vance grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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