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

Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
September 20, 2005
1. Fort Hamilton Marker
Inscription. One of a chain of frontier forts of the Province of Pennsylvania in the French and Indian War. Erected under the direction of Benjamin Franklin. Stood hard-by to the rear extending across Ninth Street. Built in January 1756 by Captain Levi Trump and garrisoned by Captain John Craig and 41 men. Later commanded by Captain Nicholas Weatherhold who on April 7, 1757 was succeeded by Captain John Van Etten and upon his death in the month of July Lieutenant James Hyndshaw was placed in command.
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historic Commission and The Monroe County Historical Society.
Location. 40° 59.058′ N, 75° 11.877′ W. Marker is in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 209) and 9th Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Main Street, Stroudsburg PA 18360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Stroud Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Stroud
Stroud House image. Click for full size.
September 20, 2005
2. Stroud House
Marker is the black rectangle on the lower right side of the house. Main Street is in the foreground.
(approx. ¼ mile away); A. Mitchell Palmer (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stroudsburg.
More about this marker. The marker is affixed to the Stroud House, now occupied by the Monroe County Historical Society. It is on the right corner of the house facing Main St.
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
Stroud House Plaque image. Click for full size.
September 20, 2005
3. Stroud House Plaque
This plaque is affixed to the Stroud House just to the right of the front door.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,158 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2005.
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