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

Reed's Fort

 
 
Reed's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Reed's Fort Marker
Inscription. Just south of this point stood the house of Adam Reed, Esq. In 1755 it was turned into a fort. Here, with Rangers from Hanover Township, Reed protected the people of the countryside against Indian raids.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 24.436′ N, 76° 33.525′ W. Marker is in Annville, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Allentown Boulevard (U.S. 22) 0.2 miles west of Reeds Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Due to recent road construction the marker has been relocated 300 feet to the east. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Walter (approx. one mile away); Indiantown (approx. one mile away); Blue Mountain Forts (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lindley Murray (approx. 1.2 miles away); Indiantown Gap Military Reservation (approx. 1.4 miles away); F-102 Jet Fighter (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nike "Ajax" Missile (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nike "Hercules" Missile (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Annville.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Wide view of the Reed's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Reed's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the site or possible ruins of Reed's Fort at the confluence of Reed's Creek and Swatara Creek. • Can you help?
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