This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford

This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (HM14U1)

Location: Bedford, PA 15522 Bedford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 1.136', W 78° 30.204'

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This tablet erected by Bedford Penn'a Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
May 30, 1925
Marks the site of Fort Bedford
One of the Frontier Forts built by the British in 1758
The stockade enclosing the fort contained about 7000 square yards of ground
It was the rendezvous and protection for early settlers in case of Indian uprisings
In 1758 General Forbes before starting to attack Fort Duquesne, reviewed his army numbering 7850 at Bedford
Colonel George Washington was here in command of the Virginia troops.
HM NumberHM14U1
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1925
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 713061 N 4432844
Decimal Degrees40.01893333, -78.50340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.136', W 78° 30.204'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 8.16" N, 78° 30' 12.24" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-122 Lincoln Highway, Bedford PA 15522, US
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