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

Black Boys Rebellion

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Black Boys Rebellion Marker
Inscription. This conflict began in 1765 on the site of the Widow Barr's house west of here, when British troops from Fort Loudon skirmished with a group of white settlers, wounding colonist James Brown. "The Black Boys," led by James Smith, opposed renewed trade relations with the Indians due to recent attacks, often disrupting British supply shipments to western forts. The incident is considered by many to be the first armed resistance to British rule.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 53.723′ N, 77° 53.926′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Fort Loudon Road (PA 75) 0.3 miles north of Lemar Road. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Loudon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort McDowell (approx. 2 miles away); This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill (approx. 2 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stony Batter (approx. 3.2 miles away); President James Buchanan
Black Boys Rebellion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Black Boys Rebellion Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Birthplace of James Buchanan (approx. 3.4 miles away); Stony Batter       Birthplace of a President (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Rebellion of 1765. (Submitted on June 2, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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