“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bloomsburg in Columbia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort McClure

Fort McClure Marker image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2011
1. Fort McClure Marker
Inscription. Early in 1781 the McClure house was stockaded by the noted Indian fighter, Moses Van Campen, to protect settlers in this region after destruction of Fort Jenkins in 1780. Site on the north bank of the Susquehanna in present Bloomsburg.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 59.661′ N, 76° 28.392′ W. Marker is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 11) just south of Red Mill Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsburg PA 17815, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Path (a few steps from this marker); Bloomsburg Historic District (approx. one mile away); Columbia County (approx. one mile away); Columbia County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Catawissa Friends Meeting (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Wheeler (approx. 3.2 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Iron Rails (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bloomsburg.
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
Fort McClure Marker-wide shot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Fort McClure Marker-wide shot
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