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

Fort Henry

 
 
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
1. Fort Henry Marker
Inscription. Built 1756; garrisoned during the French and Indian War by troops under Capt. Christian Busse. Pennsylvania's major frontier defense east of Ft. Augusta (Sunbury). The site is 3/4 mile to the northwest.
 
Erected 1959 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 29.507′ N, 76° 18.987′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 501) and Fort Henry Road (Local Road 956), on the left when traveling north on Lancaster Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel PA 19507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pilger Ruh (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Pilger Ruh (approx. 1.9 miles away); M60A3 MBT (approx. 5 miles away); Conrad Richter (approx. 5.2 miles away); Vraj (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethel.
 
More about this marker. The site has
Wide view of the Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
2. Wide view of the Fort Henry Marker
The Tulpehocken Path continues to the left of the sign to site of Fort Henry then up and over Blue Mountain (visible in the distance).
been reported to be about a mile away, not the miles the marker indicates.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Dietrich Six: Six's Fort / Fort Henry... Berks County, PA, and the French and Indian War (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
The site of Fort Henry image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
3. The site of Fort Henry
The site of Fort Henry is believed to be in the general location of this modern-day farm pond.
Modern Farm Building at Fort Henry site image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
4. Modern Farm Building at Fort Henry site
Local legend indicates that this farm building was built with stone from Fort Henry
 
 
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