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Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rev. Steel's Fort

 
 
Rev. Steel's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Rev. Steel's Fort Marker
Inscription. The Rev. John Steel, pastor of Upper West Conococheague, was made militia captain; and his church, stockaded in 1755, provided protection from hostile Indians. The site is at Church Hill.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.246′ N, 77° 52.195′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of PA 16 and Findley Road, on the right when traveling west on PA 16. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Irwinton Mills (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. Hugh Mercer (approx. 1.2 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 2.1 miles away); The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 2.2 miles away); Marshall College (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 2.3 miles away); Zion Union Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mercersburg (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Rev. Steel's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Rev. Steel's Fort Marker
Rev. Steel's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Rev. Steel's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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