Fort Vance

Fort Vance (HM1RFD)

Location: Coraopolis, PA 15108 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 30.941', W 80° 9.698'

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Near this site stood Fort Vance, a settlers fort built during the French and Indian War era by Revolutionary War Captain Robert Vance. Robert Vance was a member of the Virginia Regiment of the Colonial Army, under the command of George Washington, during the French and Indian War.

Vance constructed a blockhouse, and later a stockade, for the protection of settlers moving westward from Pittsburgh (blockhouse circa 1759-1765). The fort and the hamlet that developed near it became the first westward community post of the French and Indian War. The fort, which stood through the Revolutionary War, was located between Broadway, Chestnut Street, Second Avenue and the railroad. In the great history of the United States, Fort Vance is truly where the west began.
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HM NumberHM1RFD
Placed ByCoraopolis Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 571021 N 4485333
Decimal Degrees40.51568333, -80.16163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.941', W 80° 9.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 56.46" N, 80° 9' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1206-1220 State Ave, Coraopolis PA 15108, US
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