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

Fort Presque Isle

(British)

 
 
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. Fort Presque Isle Marker
Inscription. After the French left, the British Fort was built by Major Rodgers in 1760 on the site of the old French Fort. It had a different configuration consisting of a stockade enclosure with a blockhouse, the second story of which extended all around, located in the northwest corner of the stockade. It was attacked in June of 1763 during Pontiac's Rebellion and fell after three days of spirited defense by Ensign Christie when the shingle roof of the Blockhouse was set afire. The British never rebuilt the fort.
 
Location. 42° 8.246′ N, 80° 4.804′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Parade Street, on the right when traveling west on East Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presque Isle Forts (here, next to this marker); American Fort (here, next to this marker); Erie Heritage (here, next to this marker); Erie Area Native Americans (here, next to this marker); Fort de la Presqu'ile (here, next to this marker); The Erie Stone
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. Fort Presque Isle Marker
Close-up view of the marker's map showing the locations of the three forts that were located in the Erie Pennsylvania area. The British fort was marked by the letter "B" and located at what was the end of Parade Street.
(here, next to this marker); Erie 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Michigan Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. Fort Presque Isle Marker
View of the site of the three historical markers created for the three different forts that were located at Erie, Pennsylvania. This is the site of both the French and British fortifications.
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
4. Fort Presque Isle Marker
View of Heritage Park area with the historical marker seen in the center of the picture and the harbor area in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,610 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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