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Fort Lafayette

 
 
Fort Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Fort Lafayette Marker
Inscription. Stood on this site. It was completed in 1792. Built to protect Pittsburgh against Indian attacks and to serve as a chief supply base for General Wayne's army from 1792-1794. Reactivated during the War of 1812. Site sold in 1813.
 
Erected 1958 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.634′ N, 79° 59.901′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and Penn Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 9th Street. Click for map. Located on 9th Street just north of Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sisters of Mercy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Benedum Center (about 600 feet away); The Pittsburgh Agreement (about 600 feet away); Ninth Street Bridge (about 700 feet away); The Granite Building (about 700 feet away); The Duquesne Club (about 700 feet away); Jane Grey Swisshelm Childhood Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Church Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Fort LaFayette - Behind the Marker
Fort Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Fort Lafayette Marker
. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
Plan of Fort Fayette with detailed listing of buildings image. Click for full size.
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3. Plan of Fort Fayette with detailed listing of buildings
This contemporary drawing indicates that Fort Lafayette was built on a typical eighteenth-century model, with walls and bastions to defend it from attack, and numerous interior buildings to house troops, military stores, and civilian contractors for the army. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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