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

Patterson's Fort

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
1. Patterson's Fort Marker
Inscription. A stockade built about 1755 to protect settlers from Indian marauders. Capt. James Patterson was builder and commandant. It was located nearby to overlook the Juniata.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 32.154′ N, 77° 21.043′ W. Marker is in Mexico, Pennsylvania, in Juniata County. Marker is on William Penn Highway (PA3002). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mexico PA 17056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First White Settlement in the Juniata Valley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mexico (about 500 feet away); Fort Bigham (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juniata County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Juniata County War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Harris (approx. 3.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery World War Memorial Avenue of Trees (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mexico.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Patterson's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 8, 2015
2. Patterson's Fort 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 221 times since then and 47 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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