Forbes Road, 1758

Forbes Road, 1758 (HM1D5N)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 27.269', W 79° 54.808'

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This tablet marks the site of a giant oak which stood on the northerly side of the road built in 1758 by Brigadier-General John Forbes on his military expedition against the French and Indians at Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburgh).
On November 25, 1758, the expedition, composed of 1267 Scotch Highlanders 363 Loyal Americans and 4350 Provincial Troops took possession of the site of the fort which had been burned and abandoned the night before. This achievement resulted in the permanent occupation of the adjacent territory by English-speaking people.
HM NumberHM1D5N
Year Placed1914
Placed ByThe Pennsylvania Society Colonial Dames of America
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 592129 N 4478769
Decimal Degrees40.45448333, -79.91346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.269', W 79° 54.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 16.14" N, 79° 54' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6612-6654 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206, US
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