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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Potter's Fort Historical Marker in Centre Hall

A couple of months ago we took a road trip up to State College and Centre Hall in Centre County, Pennsylvania. If you're unfamiliar with the area, State College is home to the Pennsylvania State University, better known as Penn State. Located a few miles from State College, you'll find Boalsburg and Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.

On our day trip to the area we stopped in to Penn's Cave to take a tour of the caves and then experienced the wildlife tour. We've been to Penn's Cave a few times in the recent years, but this was the first time that we had taken our grandchildren. You can read all about Penn's Cave right here on our travel blog.
Potter's Fort Historical Marker in Centre Hall Pennsylvania

While passing through Centre Hall we stumbled upon the Potter's Fort Historical Marker located at the intersection of Old Fort Road (State Highway 144) and Earlystown Road (State Highway 45). It was on the right-hand side of the road and we were able to easily pull off the road to photograph it. If you've been following our blog, we've been documenting all of the historical markers that we come across during our travels.

Potter's Fort

Built 1777 by Gen. James Potter. A stockaded fort refuge for the settlers of the valley region. The site is on the nearby rise.

By: 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

We looked around after reading the historical marker, but didn't see anything that resembled an old fort or the ruins of an old fort. So, I'm assuming that the marker is just there to document it. Once we got home...we tried to do some research online and really couldn't find anything on it at all. If we do locate some information in the future, we'll update our post with the information.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I came across your post while also searching for info on Potter’s Fort. Just wanted to share this other website that provides some information, which you may already have found: