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George Croghan (c.1718-1782)

Type: 

Roadside

Irish immigrant and land speculator who launched one of the largest and most effective British trade networks in America in the 1740s. From his original trading post on this site, Croghan expanded as far as the French-controlled Ohio Country. He learned Native American languages and customs to gain a source for furs, in high demand in Europe. For three decades, he was a key negotiator for the British at Indian conferences.

Dedication Date: 

04/17/2021

Location

401 Skyport Rd., Mechanicsburg, Pa. Site at 401 Skyport Road is the location of trading post.

County: 

Cumberland

Latitude: 

40.25

Longitude: 

-76.99