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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Adjacent to Fulton County, Pennsylvania
► Bedford County (69) ► Franklin County (182) ► Huntingdon County (42) ► Allegany County, Maryland (196) ► Washington County, Maryland (833)
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|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|
To Pacify Indians Cabins
Of Intruding White Settlers
Burned Here 1750
By Order of the Provincial
— — Map (db m32406) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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 m167240) HM|
| 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|
| 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 m152458) HM|
|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|
(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|
In Memory of All
Veterans — — Map (db m19551) HM|
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|
My God My Country
Dedicated to all
World War II,
Korea and Vietnam — — Map (db m19553) WM|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
| General Bradley T. Johnson
encamped 20 rods west
of this marker at
the Patterson home
July 31, 1864
after the burning of
This was the last
north of the
Mason and Dixon . . . — — Map (db m27264) HM|
|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|
|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 m167241) HM|
|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 m167242) HM|