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West Pittston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jenkins Fort

 
 
Jenkins Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Jenkins Fort Marker
Inscription.  
This stone marks the site of
"Jenkins Fort"
One of the Revolutionary defenses of
Wyoming against the invasion of the
British, Indians, and Tories.
Constructed - 1776 - Burned - 1778.
Erected by Dial Rock Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution, Oct 12 - 1900.
May the sacrifice and sufferings
of a patriot ancestry be ever
remembered by their descendants.

 
Erected 1900 by Dial Rock Chapter, Daughers of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 41° 19.667′ N, 75° 47.577′ W. Marker is in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyoming Street (U.S. 11) and Exeter Avenue (State Highway 92), on the right when traveling west on Wyoming Street. Located at the west end of Fort Jenkins Bridge, at a three way intersection of Wyoming, Exeter, and Susquehanna Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Jenkins Fort Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Jenkins Fort Markers
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of this marker. A different marker also named Jenkins' Fort (here, next to this marker); The Greater Pittston Coal Miner (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John the Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Pittston.
 
Also see . . .  An Account of the Events at Fort Jenkins. This letter, presented in the Proceedings of the Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, from Elisha Harding recounts the events that occurred at the fort in July 1778. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Jenkins Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2017
3. Jenkins Fort Marker
Jenkins Fort Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2017
4. Jenkins Fort Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,507 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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