1812 Philadelphia-Erie Pike Mile Post - Rush Township, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285
N 40° 54.874 W 078° 03.201
17T E 748153 N 4533454
Quick Description: Mileage Markers of the 1812 Philadelphia-Erie Pike. Located along Current PA Rt 504.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2021 3:55:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM14869
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
Views: 5

Long Description:
Wikipedia:

"Pennsylvania Route 504 (PA 504) is a 24.5-mile-long (39.4 km) state highway located in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at PA 53/PA 350 in Philipsburg. The eastern terminus is at US 220 Alternate/PA 144 in Wingate, Pennsylvania.

It roughly follows a portion of the path of the historic 1799 State Road from "Bald Eagle's Nest" (Milesburg) to Fort Le Boeuf (Waterford, PA), which was laid out and cleared under contract with the Pennsylvania Assembly and opened for travel by 1802. The State Road was an important thoroughfare during the War of 1812, and was for many years the primary route for mail, goods and travelers between Philadelphia and Erie. Many of the original, 19th-century stone mileposts are preserved along the northern side of the highway."

Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: Pre-1900 Post Road Milepost

Accessible to general public: yes

Explain Non-Public access:
At least three of these markers are visable along the present day PA Rt 504 Between Unionville and Black Moshannon State Park.


Historical significance:
The route follows a portion of the path of the historic 1799 State Road from "Bald Eagle's Nest" (Milesburg) to Fort Le Boeuf (Waterford, PA), which was laid out and cleared under contract with the Pennsylvania Assembly and opened for travel by 1802. The State Road was an important thoroughfare during the War of 1812, and was for many years the primary route for mail, goods and travelers between Philadelphia and Erie. Many of the original, 19th-century stone mileposts are preserved along the northern side of the highway."


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Centre

USGS Quad: Phiipsburg

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1812

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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