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Pittston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pittston Fort

 
 
Pittston Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Pittston Fort Marker
Inscription. Erection begun 1722, by Connecticut proprietors. Forced to surrender to the British, July 4, 1778, and partially destroyed. Restored 1780, and used until after the end of the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 19.771′ N, 75° 47.251′ W. Marker is in Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Pittston Avenue and Parsonage Street, on the right when traveling north on Pittston Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pittston Fort (here, next to this marker); Jenkins Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Jenkins' Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (approx. half a mile away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twin Shaft Disaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Wyoming and Hartley's Expidition
Pittston Fort State and DAR Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Pittston Fort State and DAR Markers
. One of the Wyoming Valley stockades, the fort was surrendered after the battle of Wyoming. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Location of Fort Pittston. Section from the Report of the Commission to locate the site of Frontier Forts. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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