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Halifax Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Halifax

 
 
Fort Halifax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. Fort Halifax Marker
Inscription.  Just west of this point stood Fort Halifax. It was built in 1756 by Col. William Clapham, and was one of the chain of frontier forts built to protect settlers in this region during French and Indian War days.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1756.
 
Location. 40° 28.934′ N, 76° 55.879′ W. Marker is in Halifax Township, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on North River Road (State Highway 147), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 680 N River Rd, Halifax PA 17032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Halifax (approx. ¼ mile away); Halifax and Vicinity World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The John Schaffer Tavern and Inn
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By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Fort Halifax Marker
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Millersburg Hotel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Daniel Miller Memorial Fountain (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Music Pavilion / Gazebo (approx. 4.2 miles away); Millersburg Ferry (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Future Home of the Fort Halifax Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
3. Future Home of the Fort Halifax Park
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By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
4. Fort Halifax Park
The township plans to make a memorial park in the area near the Susquehanna.
General Area of Fort Halifax image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
5. General Area of Fort Halifax
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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