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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Col. James Burd Historical Marker in Highspire

Highspire is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. If you're unfamiliar with the area, it's about a 10 minute drive from downtown Harrisburg. It lies along the Susquehanna River with a population of around 2,700 people. The town used to have several food and beverage factories and was a home to early logging.

While driving through Highspire we stumbled upon the Col. James Burd historical marker. We enjoy documenting the various historical markers, national historic places & landmarks and other things that we stumble across while traveling around the state. You'll find this historical marker located on Pennsylvania Route 230 in Highspire.
Col. James Burd Historical Marker in Highspire Pennsylvania

Col. James Burd Historical Marker

Tinian, home of Col. Burd, is still standing on the opposite hill. Burd was road-builder of Braddock's expedition. French and Indian War commandant at Fort Augusta. Patriot and a soldier in the Revolution.

By: 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

When looking across the street (the opposite hill) we couldn't tell which home they marker was referring to or if its still standing today (2018) as the marker was put up in 1946. I did a little bit of research online and couldn't find any documentation on it. We will have to stop into the historical society to see if they can help guide us.

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