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Mexico in Juniata County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Bigham

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
1. Fort Bigham Marker
Inscription. The site of this stockaded blockhouse is a few miles west in Tuscarora Valley. Built about 1754 to protect traders and settlers in this region. In 1756 it was destroyed by Indians
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 32.802′ N, 77° 21.98′ W. Marker is in Mexico, Pennsylvania, in Juniata County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Highway (PA3002) and Industrial Park Road (PA 75) on William Penn Highway (PA3002). Touch for map. The marker is in front of the Juniata Junction Restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Mifflintown PA 17059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mexico (approx. one mile away); First White Settlement in the Juniata Valley (approx. one mile away); Patterson's Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juniata County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Juniata County War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Harris (approx. 2.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery World War Memorial Avenue of Trees (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mexico.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Bigham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
2. Fort Bigham Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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