“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Pittston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jenkins Fort

Jenkins Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Jenkins Fort Marker
This stone marks the site of
"Jenkins Fort"
One of the Revolutionary defenses of
Wyoming against the invasion of the
British, Indians, and Tories.
Constructed - 1776 - Burned - 1778.
Erected by Dial Rock Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution, Oct 12 - 1900.
May the sacrifice and sufferings
of a patriot ancestry be ever
remembered by their descendants.

Erected 1900 by Dial Rock Chapter, Daughers of the American Revolution.
Location. 41° 19.667′ N, 75° 47.577′ W. Marker is in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyoming Street (U.S. 11) and Exeter Avenue (State Highway 92), on the right when traveling west on Wyoming Street. Click for map. Located at the west end of Fort Jenkins Bridge, at a three way intersection of Wyoming, Exeter, and Susquehanna Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18643, 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 Jenkins' Fort (here, next to this marker); Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort
Jenkins Fort Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Jenkins Fort Markers
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. half a mile away); Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Twin Shaft Disaster (approx. one mile away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  An Account of the Events at Fort Jenkins. This letter, presented in the Proceedings of the Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, from Elisha Harding recounts the events that occurred at the fort in July 1778. (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 1,286 times since then and 6 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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