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Near Linglestown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patton's Fort

 
 
Patton's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Robinson, April 18, 2010
1. Patton's Fort Marker
Inscription. Nearby stood Patton's Fort, a station of the Paxton Rangers, who defended the gaps and farmsteads along the Blue Mountains from the Susquehanna River to Swatara Creek, near Indiantown, against Indian raids from 1756 to 1763.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.197′ N, 76° 49.231′ W. Marker is near Linglestown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Linglestown Road and Patton Road on Linglestown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paxton Riflemen (approx. 2.3 miles away); Barnett's Fort (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wildwood Lake Sanctuary (approx. 3.9 miles away); Wildwood Park (approx. 4 miles away); Lincoln Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Hunter (approx. 4.7 miles away); Simon Girty (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship to the other Blue Mountain Forts, study the marker shown.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Patton's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Robinson, April 18, 2010
2. Patton's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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