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

Fort de la Presqu'ile

(French)

 
 
Fort de la Presqu'ile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. Fort de la Presqu'ile Marker
Inscription. This was the first of four French forts built by Marin and Boishebert in Northwestern Pennsylvania to protect their claim to the Ohio Valley . Built in 1753 the fort overlooking the bay was 120 ft. square with squared log wall 12 - 15 ft. high with two entrances, the South entrance leading up Parade Street to Fort LeBoeuf (Waterford) and the North to the lake some 300 yards away. The fort was the supply depot for the other three forts ending at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh). The fort was never attacked and was abandoned by the French in 1759 after the loss of Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War.
 
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 Presque Isle
Fort de la Presqu'ile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. Fort de la Presqu'ile 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 French fort was marked by the letter "F" and located at what was the end of Parade Street.
(here, next to this marker); The Erie Stone (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 AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Fort de la Presqu'ile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. Fort de la Presqu'ile 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 de la Presqu'ile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
4. Fort de la Presqu'ile 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 1,104 times since then and 23 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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