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

Old Garrison

 
 
Old Garrison Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Old Garrison Marker
Inscription. Built in 1796 to replace Fort Franklin. Commanded both French Creek and the Allegheny River. Occupied until 1799 by United States troops. Was later the first jail of Venango County. The site at the foot of Tenth Street is now under water.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 23.586′ N, 79° 49.513′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street (U.S. 322) and 10th Street, on the right when traveling west on Liberty 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. Galena-Signal Oil Company (approx. mile away); George Bissell (approx. mile away); Fort Machault (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Venango (approx. 0.3 miles away); Venango County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel C.T. Dodd (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major General Jesse L. Reno (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Venango County Prison. County of Venango, Pennsylvania (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Old Garrison Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Old Garrison Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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