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Fort Wheeler

 
 
Fort Wheeler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. Fort Wheeler Marker
Inscription. A stockade-type fort was built here in 1778 along Fishing Creek by Moses Van Campen. It served during the Revolution as a refuge against the Indians, by whom it was once attacked. Van Campen was the noted Indian scout of this region
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 1.525′ N, 76° 25.681′ W. Marker is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Lightstreet Road (PA 487) and Paper Mill Road on Lightstreet Road (PA 487). Click for map. This marker is near the Bloomsburg Visitors Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsburg PA 17815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbia County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Columbia County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bloomsburg Historic District (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wyoming Path (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort McClure (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Jenkins (approx. 5.3 miles away); Catawissa Friends Meeting (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nescopeck (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bloomsburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Wheeler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Fort Wheeler Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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