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Near Middleburg in Snyder County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Schoch Blockhouse
 
Schoch Blockhouse Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
1. Schoch Blockhouse Marker
 
Inscription. This pioneer refuge during the Revolutionary War era was located at a spring 30 yards south. Built on Matthias Schoch's tract about 1770 and in use until 1783.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 48.227′ N, 76° 58.207′ W. Marker is near Middleburg, Pennsylvania, in Snyder County. Marker is on U.S. 522 0.3 miles east of West Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in the unincorporated village of Kreamer. Marker is in this post office area: Middleburg PA 17842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snyder County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Susquehanna University (approx. 5.2 miles away); Simon Snyder (approx. 5.7 miles away); “Coxey's Army” (approx. 5.9 miles away); John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg (approx. 6.1 miles away); The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre (approx. 6.1 miles away); Penns Creek Massacre (approx. 6.2 miles away); Albany Purchase (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Log cabin served >> The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of the Schoch Blockhouse Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
2. Wide view of the Schoch Blockhouse Marker
 
 
The Site of the Schoch Blockhouse Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
3. The Site of the Schoch Blockhouse
The location is marked by a Mathias Schoch Family Association pillar built from the chimney stones of the original blockhouse/
 
 
A recreation of the Schoch Blockhouse Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
4. A recreation of the Schoch Blockhouse
The modern recreation of the Block house stands alongside US 522 in the village of Kreamer.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 347 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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