“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Conowingo in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

A Susquehannock Indian Fort

A Susquehannock Indian Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2007
1. A Susquehannock Indian Fort Marker
Inscription. A Susquehannock Indian fort located at this point was an important factor in the boundary line controversy between Lord Baltimore and William Penn in 1683.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 39.701′ N, 76° 9.512′ W. Marker is near Conowingo, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Susquehanna River Road (U.S. 222) 0.8 miles south of Conowingo Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conowingo MD 21918, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Proprietors of the Susquehanna Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Conowingo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Berkley Crossroads (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 2.7 miles away); Keziah's Diary (approx. 2.7 miles away); Smith’s Falls (approx. 3.4 miles away); Richards Oak (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Conowingo.
Regarding A Susquehannock Indian Fort. The controversy was resolved with the boundary surveyed by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon between 1763 and 1767—the “Mason-Dixon Line.”
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,887 times since then and 129 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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