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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Wilkes Barre 1778

 
 
Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 Marker
Inscription. This monument was erected by the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution assisted by the Sons of the Revolution to mark the spot where Fort Wilkes-Barre stood in 1778 at the time of the Wyoming Massacre.
The fort was named in honor of John Wilkes and Issac Barre two prominent Englishmen members of the British Parliament who opposed the policy of their government toward the American Colonies.
Burr Miller Sculptor
 
Erected 1913 by Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution & Sons of the Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.772′ N, 75° 52.919′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and West Market Street, on the right when traveling north on Public Square. Click for map. The marker is located at the west corner of the Public Square. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilkes-Barre Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. McGowan (within
Wide view of the Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Daniel J. Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Min L. Matheson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Fell (approx. mile away); Wyoming Division Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Wilkes Barre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Wyoming (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on September 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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