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Near Wolfsburg in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

1758

 

—Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —

 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.
The Forks
The Road cut by Colonel James Burd in 1755 and the Forbes Road diverge here, Forbes Road leading southwestward to Shawnee Cabins Encampment 4 1/2 miles from Fort Bedford.
 
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 2.57′ N, 78° 33.593′ W. Marker was near Wolfsburg, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker was at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and At the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and PA 31. (Pennsylvania Route 31) on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. The monument is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and PA Route 31 in Napier Township, approximately 1.5 miles west of Wolfsburg. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Marker was in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Forbes Road (here, next to this marker); Traveling The Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
2. Forbes Road Marker
line); Bonnet Tavern (about 400 feet away); The Coffee Pot (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bedford Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford Village (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grist Millstone (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The PAHMC Forbes Road marker is steps away from this
monument. The historic 18th Century Jean Bonnet Tavern is also nearby.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Forbes Road Marker Missing image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 12, 2016
3. Forbes Road Marker Missing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on October 24, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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