Forbes Road (Fort Juniata)
Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies
US 30, 6.2 miles E of Everett
January 9, 1952
Forbes's army forded the Raystown branch of the Juniata River near modern East Providence Township in Bedford County. In June and July, Forbes built storehouses on each side of the river at this point and a stockade on the west side, which was known as Fort Juniata.
Like many of the smaller fortifications along Forbes's route, Fort Juniata served little use after the completion of his campaign. In 1763, it was reported to be in an advanced state of decay and was abandoned.
Charles M. Stotz, Outposts of the War for Empire: The French and English in Western Pennsylvania: Their Armies, Their Forts, Their People, 1749-1764 (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press), 1985.
Louis M. Waddell and Bruce D. Bomberger, The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania: Fortification and Struggle During the War for Empire (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission), 1996.