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

Fort Machault

 
 
Fort Machault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Fort Machault Marker
Inscription. Built by the French in 1756 to guard the route to the Ohio; it was evacuated and burned by them after the siege and fall of Fort Niagara in 1759. Site of fort is one block south.
 
Erected 1969 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 23.365′ N, 79° 49.334′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street (U.S. 322) and Elk Street, on the right when traveling west on 8th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Venango (a few steps from this marker); Old Garrison (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galena-Signal Oil Company (approx. half a mile away); George Bissell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Venango County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samuel C.T. Dodd (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Major General Jesse L. Reno (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Machault - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Machault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Fort Machault Marker
And Fort Venango sign to the right across 8th Street
Fort Machault Map image. Click for full size.
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3. Fort Machault Map
1879 History of Venango County Pennsylvania This map was taken from the "1879 History of Venango County Pennsylvania",it depicts the area where Fort Machault was stationed. This is current day Franklin, PA.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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