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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Augusta

 
 
Fort Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Fort Augusta Marker
Inscription. Built in 1756-57 by Cols. Burd and Clapham and the key frontier outpost of the region. Mansion built 1852.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 52.565′ N, 76° 47.512′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on North Front Street (State Highway 147), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the Hunter House Museum, the site of Fort Augusta. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 North Front Street, Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: (here, next to this marker); The Sullivan Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Shikellamy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Shikellamy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shikellamy's Profile (about 700 feet away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Also see . . .  The Hunter House Museum. The mansion built in the site of the fort now serves as
Fort Augusta Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
2. Fort Augusta Markers
Several markers stand in front of the Hunter House museum.
the County Historical Society office and museum. (Submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Site of Fort Augusta image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
3. Site of Fort Augusta
Built 1756
the boulder & Tablet placed here
by the Sunbury Chapter of
the DAR 1906.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,014 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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