Fort Walthour

Fort Walthour (HM1HME)

Location: Irwin, PA 15642 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 19.222', W 79° 41.1'

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Erected about 1774 near this place
This stockade, enclosing a blockhouse and several buildings, was built by the pioneers of the Brush Creek community on the plantation of Christopher Walthour. It was the chief place of refuge and defense of the early settlers for more than a decade against the frequent Indian raids made in this section and throughout western Pennsylvania.
Year Placed1938
Placed ByNorwin High, The Irwin, and North Huntingdon Township Schools
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 11:16pm PST -08:00
Photo Credits: [1] SWALTERS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 611723 N 4464145
Decimal Degrees40.32036667, -79.68500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 19.222', W 79° 41.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 19' 13.32" N, 79° 41' 6" W
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Area Code(s)724, 412
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2021-2099 Old Rte 30, Irwin PA 15642, US
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