Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (HM15IO)

Location: Schellsburg, PA 15559 Bedford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.484', W 78° 40.842'

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Building the Highway

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 from the French. The path was not difficult to follow and did not cross any major rivers which enabled troop to forge faster to their destinations. Forbes also supported this military road with several forts. Later this road and the forts (Fort Loudon, Fort Littleton, Fort Bedford, and Fort Ligonier) would lead to the settlement of central and western Pennsylvania, and eventually the mid-western and western United States.

Following the established tradition of reusing existing routes, the Lincoln Highway Association incorporated portions of the Forbes Road, the Pennsylvania Road, and earlier turnpike routes into its proposed alignment for the coast-to-coast highway.

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HM NumberHM15IO
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 697864 N 4434929
Decimal Degrees40.04140000, -78.68070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.484', W 78° 40.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 29.04" N, 78° 40' 50.52" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2600-2712 Lincoln Highway, Schellsburg PA 15559, US
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