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By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
Burnt Cabins Marker
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), Burnt Cabins — Burnt Cabins
Early settlers' cabins in this vicinity were burned by Provincial forces, 1750, to satisfy Indian protests against white trespassers on their lands. The name is a relic of troubled days on the Pennsylvania frontier. — Map (db m19426) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), Burnt Cabins — Burnt Cabins
McConnellsburg 15 Burnt Cabins To Pacify Indians Cabins Of Intruding White Settlers Burned Here 1750 By Order of the Provincial Government — Map (db m32406) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), Burnt Cabins — Forbes Road — Raystown Path
Just east of here is the junction of the two branches of the Raystown Path: a mountain shortcut by way of Fannettsburg, and Gen. Forbes road through Cowan Gap. From here Forbes route is marked by towns named for his forts: Littleton, Bedford, . . . — Map (db m19517) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), Fort Littleton — Fort Littleton
One of Pennsylvania's defenses against the French and Indians stood on this knoll. Built 1756 by Governor Robert Hunter Morris — Map (db m32405) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), Fort Littleton — Fort Lyttelton
Begun in 1755 by George Croghan, named by Governor Morris after Sir George Lyttelton, then the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Garrisoned variously by Provincial and regular troops, as well as local volunteers in 1763. By 1764 it was reported in ruins. — Map (db m19519) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Big Spring Graveyard
Among those buried here are victims of the Great Cove Massacre of Nov. 1, 1755, at present McConnellsburg. The raid was conducted by Delawares and Shawnees led by Shingas, the Delaware "king." Houses were burned, and about 50 settlers were killed . . . — Map (db m27267) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Changing Main Street — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Family-owned businesses on Main Street have evolved to meet changes in demand for products. Stoner's Novelty Store is a good example. Albert Stoner built this structure in 1899 as a tinsmith workshop and store. In the 1920s, his son Frank expanded . . . — Map (db m19566) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Confederate Dead
Two Confederate soldiers, killed June 29, 1863, in a skirmish with Union troops, were buried here by local residents. The monument in their honor was erected by Daughters of the Confederacy. — Map (db m27196) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Confederate Soldiers
W. B. Moore of VA. F. A. Shelton of N.C. Killed near here in first battle on Penn. soil June 30, 1863 — Map (db m27197) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Fulton County
Formed April 19, 1850 out of Bedford County. Named for steamboat inventor Robert Fulton. Scene of Confederacy's first casualties in the Gettysburg Campaign, and its last campsite (1864) in Pennsylvania. McConnellsburg, county seat, incorporated 1814 — Map (db m19521) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Fulton County Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I Memorial
(Dedication Plaque):This park forum and bronze tablets erected by the citizens of Fulton County as a memorial to her soldiers who served in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and the World War. (Top of Civil War Plaque): These . . . — Map (db m19529) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Fulton County Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Fulton County Veterans — Map (db m19551) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Fulton County War on Terrorism Memorial
Fallen Soldiers of Fulton County, PA. CW2 Jonathan C. Helman 12-11-2002 (Honduras) SSG Christopher E. Cutchall 9-29-2003 (Iraq) LCpl Steven W. Szwydek 10-20-2005 (Iraq) [A Second Marker] In Honor and Remembrance of the . . . — Map (db m19550) WM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Fulton County World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Memorial
My God My Country Dedicated to all Veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam — Map (db m19553) WM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — George Diven — 1782-1858
George Diven, a farmer and wagoner, who lived in what is now Fulton County, was the earliest inventor of the friction brake for Conestoga wagons in the 1840's. His brake shoe design has influenced friction type brakes ever since. In 1926 . . . — Map (db m82782) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Three times occupied by Southern invaders, chiefly cavalry: June 19, 1863, by Gen. A.G. Jenkins; June 24-26, by Gen. G.H. Steuart; and June 29, after a brief clash with Union troops, by Gen. J.D. Imboden. — Map (db m82783) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Last Confederate Bivouac
General Bradley T. Johnson of the Confederate Army encamped 20 rods west of this marker at the Patterson home July 31, 1864 after the burning of Chambersburg This was the last Confederate bivouac north of the Mason and Dixon . . . — Map (db m27264) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Last Confederate Bivouac
A Confederate force under General Bradley T. Johnson camped here July 31, 1864, after raiding and burning Chambersburg. They were the last Confederates to camp on Pennsylvania soil. — Map (db m27266) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Pleasures of Roadside Dining — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Located at the fork of Route 16 and “The Lincoln Way -the Road Without Toll,” Johnnie's Motel was built in the 1940s to serve the many motorists passing through McConnellsburg. The motel's neon sign advertises “rooms with private . . . — Map (db m19554) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnellsburg — Traveling the Lincoln Highway — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Carved out of a remote wilderness, McConnellsburg served the flood of travelers heading west in the late 18th century. Taverns, like the Fulton House, sprang up all along the packhorse trail from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Whether by foot, on . . . — Map (db m19557) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), McConnelsburg — Changing Main Street — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Over the course of the last century, the facades and functions of Main Street businesses across America have evolved. In the 1920s and '30s, Linn Motor Sales, a car dealership and service station, occupied this site. Since that time, the building . . . — Map (db m19497) HM
Pennsylvania (Fulton County), Websters Mill — Hunter Mill
This pioneer grist mill was built in 1812 by William Hunter. It has been in use continuously since that date. It is powered by a water wheel and uses much of the old-style machinery in its present operation. — Map (db m27268) HM

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