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'''Forbes Road''' was also called the '''Raystown Path''', or '''Old Trading Path'''.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 853. ({{FHL|1049485|item}} 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
 
  
 
=== Historical Background  ===
 
=== Historical Background  ===
  
'''Forbes Road''' was built as a result of the French and Indian War under the leadership of British General Edward Forbes. His goal was to cross the Appalachian Mountains with a army large enough to repel French forces at Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. The road was constructed in 1758 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Fort Duquesne, connecting Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. After the French were forced out, and the War ended, Forbes Road became an important route over the mountains to the Ohio Valley.<ref>"Forbes Road" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Road (accessed 18 December 2010).</ref>
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'''Forbes Road''' was also called the '''Raystown Path''', or '''Old Trading Path'''.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 853. ({{FHL|1049485|item}} 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref> '''Forbes Road''' was built as a result of the French and Indian War under the leadership of British General Edward Forbes. His goal was to cross the Appalachian Mountains with a army large enough to repel French forces at Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. General Forbes' men constructed the road in 1758 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Fort Duquesne, connecting Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. After the French were forced out, and the War ended, Forbes Road became an important route over the mountains to the Ohio Valley and what would become the old Northwest Territory.<ref>"Forbes Road" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Road (accessed 18 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Trail Route  ===
 
=== Trail Route  ===

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Historical Background

Forbes Road was also called the Raystown Path, or Old Trading Path.[1] Forbes Road was built as a result of the French and Indian War under the leadership of British General Edward Forbes. His goal was to cross the Appalachian Mountains with a army large enough to repel French forces at Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. General Forbes' men constructed the road in 1758 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Fort Duquesne, connecting Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. After the French were forced out, and the War ended, Forbes Road became an important route over the mountains to the Ohio Valley and what would become the old Northwest Territory.[2]

Trail Route

Counties Philadelphia, Cheser, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Bedford, Somerset, Westmoreland, and Allegheny.

Settlers

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Internet Sites

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Sources

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 853. (FHL Collection 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  2. "Forbes Road" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Road (accessed 18 December 2010).