Fort Shirley

Fort Shirley (HMQS8)

Location: Shirleysburg, PA 17260 Huntingdon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 18.074', W 77° 52.449'

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One of the chain of frontier defenses
of the Province of Pennsylvania
in the French and Indian Wars
stood on this knoll,
built 1756
its Commander
the noted Indian trader and agent
George Croghan
here in 1753
at the site of Aughwick Indian Town
he had located his trading post
and here
September 3-6, 1754
Conrad Weiser
the noted Indian interpreter and agent
had held a conference with
the great Iroquoian half king
and other chiefs of the
Shawnee and Delaware Indians

Marked by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York, 1926.
HM NumberHMQS8
Year Placed1926
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical Commission and the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 255727 N 4465156
Decimal Degrees40.30123333, -77.87415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 18.074', W 77° 52.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 18' 4.44" N, 77° 52' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg PA 17260, US
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