FORT HILL

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Fort Hill is one of the many peculiar natural mounds belonging to the terrace formation, which are found in various parts of the United States. It is a hill of considerable altitude, having an area of about one hundred acres, of which seven acres, nearly level, but sloping toward the center, from the top. Its commanding position doubtless caused it to be occupied by the Indians as a point of observation in times of danger.

Along the streams were the hunting-grounds and routes of travel of the Indians. The number of implements of Indian manufacture which have been discovered in these localities shows conclusively that large numbers of the aborigines must have frequented this region. The number of Indian graves here also indicates that the hill may have been the site of an encampment, more or less permanently occupied.

There is no evidence that there was ever a fort of any kind at this point.

(Source: History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, PA; 1884)