Alexander's Fording

Alexander's Fording (HM21DX)

Location: Madera, PA 16661 Clearfield County
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N 40° 49.7', W 78° 26.133'

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On July 1, 1784 Revolutionary War Soldier James Alexander (1726-1791) received a warrant for 413 acres in Clearfield County. James served with Washington at Valley Forge during winter of 1777-78. In 1785 James and son Robert visited here. Four tracts were willed to sons William Brown, Hugh, Joseph and Reed. In 1809 William B. Alexander, ninth child of James, emigrated by Indian path across the Alleghenies to Clearfield Creek and settled here founding a new settlement known as Alexander's Fording. That land includes all of Madera.
HM NumberHM21DX
Placed ByClearfield County Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 716243 N 4522865
Decimal Degrees40.82833333, -78.43555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.7', W 78° 26.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 42" N, 78° 26' 7.9799999999999" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dimeling to Madera Trail, Madera PA 16661, US
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