This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill

This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill (HM511)

Location: Mercersburg, PA 17236 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 52.484', W 77° 52.301'

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Erected by John McDowell before 1754. It was used as a base of supplies and as a magazine until the erection of Fort Loudon in 1756. The military road from Pennsylvania, connecting with the Braddock Road at Turkey Foot, was built from this point in 1755 under the supervision of Col James Burd. During the period of Indian hostility the fort at McDowell's Mill was the scene of many thrilling events.
HM NumberHM511
Year Placed1916
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Enoch Brown Association, The Descendants of John McDowell and the Citizens of this region
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 254408 N 4417801
Decimal Degrees39.87473333, -77.87168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.484', W 77° 52.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 29.04" N, 77° 52' 18.06" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3300-3496 Lemar Rd, Mercersburg PA 17236, US
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