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Captain Thomas Cresap

 
 
Captain Thomas Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Captain Thomas Cresap Marker
Inscription.
1703 - 1790
A Marylander
Settled on these indian lands of
Conejohela in 1730
and held them for Lord Baltimore
against the Penn Proprietors
until 1736, when in the border war
he was burned out
of this log house or fort
near this marker toward the river
on his plantation "Pleasant Garden"
and carried prisoner
to Philadelphia

 
Erected 1924 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Historical Society of York County.
 
Location. 39° 58.418′ N, 76° 29.651′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Level Road PA 624 and Bank Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Long Level Road PA 624. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cresap's Fort (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 1.8 miles away); Great Minqua Path
Captain Thomas Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 22, 2011
2. Captain Thomas Cresap Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Martin Chartier (approx. 2 miles away); 40th Parallel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Thomas Cresap. (Submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PersonsPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Full view of plaque. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
3. Full view of plaque.
Pleasant Garden or the Dritt Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, August 2, 2007
4. Pleasant Garden or the Dritt Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Dianne Bowders of York, PA. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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