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

Fort Ligonier

Monument Marks the Site

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
1. Fort Ligonier Marker
Inscription. This monument marks the site of Fort Ligonier. It was built in 1758 during the French and Indian War by Colonel Henry Bouquet and named by his Commander General John Forbes, in honor of Sir John Ligonier, Commander in-chief of the British Armies. The first fort built west of the Alleghenies by the Anglo-Saxon race. It has the distinction of never having been surrendered to an enemy.
 
Erected 1934 by The William Kenly Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.484′ N, 79° 14.334′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and South Market Street on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Ligonier (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desert Storm Memorial (about 700 feet away); Building the Highway
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
2. Fort Ligonier Marker
(about 700 feet away); Ligonier War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (about 700 feet away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Ligonier website. (Submitted on November 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
3. Fort Ligonier Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
4. Fort Ligonier Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
5. Fort Ligonier Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
6. Fort Ligonier Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
7. Fort Ligonier Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
8. Fort Ligonier Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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