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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Napier Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Napier Township, Pennsylvania
► Bedford County (69) ► Blair County (91) ► Cambria County (77) ► Fulton County (22) ► Huntingdon County (42) ► Somerset County (79) ► Allegany County, Maryland (194)
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|This log church, built in 1806, on land donated by John Schell, the founder of Schellsburg, is the oldest church structure in Bedford County. Two congregations, the German Reformed and Lutherans, shared this church until both congregations moved to . . . — — Map (db m120991) HM|
Rehabilitated in 1996 Co. Commissioners: Norma C. Ickes, Chairperson; Dick M. Rice; Gary W. Ebersole
Co. Engineer: P. Joseph Lehman, Inc.
Contractor: Kee Ta Qyah Construction
History of the Bridge
Constructed . . . — — Map (db m8286) HM|
|This inn at the junction of the Forbes and Burd Roads was operated, 1779-1815, by Jean Bonnet and his heirs. In mid-1794, during the Whiskey Rebellion, embattled farmers met here and raised a liberty pole to protest the federal excise tax on . . . — — Map (db m60115) HM|
|This intersection marks the point where Forbes Road
of 1758 diverged from the path cut by Col. Burd in
1755. The Forbes Road led through the wilderness
west toward Ligonier from this point. — — Map (db m59734) HM|
| 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. — — Map (db m166740) HM|
|By 1923, motor camping was the number one national pastime. Automobiles provided average Americans a new type of freedom and a way to escape their daily routine by touring the countryside on short weekend trips or cross-country treks. But it wasn't . . . — — Map (db m120992) HM|
|The French and Indian War (1754-1760) marked the entrance of Pennsylvania into world history and into the road system. General John Forbes selected the best Indian paths that would serve his military objectives of reclaiming western Pennsylvania . . . — — Map (db m166787) HM|
|On land granted by John Schell for the purpose of erecting a union church, construction of this primitive log church building was begun in 1806 by the Reformed and Lutheran Congregations of this area. — — Map (db m121037) HM|
|For over 200 years, Bedford County taverns have served as stopovers for weary travelers en route to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Over the years, most of these taverns have ceased to operate. However, the Jean Bonnet Tavern continues to offer a fine . . . — — Map (db m60116) HM|