The Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society (FLBHS) welcomes you to Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in the northwest corner of the Pennsylvania. Our town has played a significant role in history. This is a beautiful area where eagles fly, deer play, black bear roam and men and women of courage, fortitude and spirit continue to reside. Waterford was the site of 3 Forts, French, British and American, beginning in 1753. This area became important because of its proximity to French Creek providing transportation of men, munitions, and goods. Dubbed French Creek by a young George Washington, who visited the French to tell them they must leave as it was British property, as a representative of Hthe Virginia Militia and Governor Dinwiddie. The French refusal was the spark that kindled the French and Indian War.
FLBHS is dedicated to collecting, protecting, and preserving the history of the Waterford area for present and future interest and education. As a non-profit organization, built entirely of volunteers, we rely on income from a variety of special events, area businesses, donations, and grants to maintain their efforts. Please help us do our work, by attending a special event or sharing a tax-deductible donation.