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Near Grantville in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Manada

 
 
Fort Manada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. Fort Manada Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity stood James Brown's log house-fort, named Fort Manda when garrisoned as an outpost of Fort Swatara from January, 1756 to May, 1757. Its usual complement consisted of 21 officers and men. No description of the fort has survived.
 
Erected 1970 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 23.706′ N, 76° 41.003′ W. Marker is near Grantville, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Mountain Road (State Highway 443), on the right when traveling east. Located in front of the Manada Country Club. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grantville PA 17028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hanover Resolves (approx. 2˝ miles away); Union Canal (approx. 4.2 miles away); Barnett's Fort
Fort Manada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Fort Manada Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Lindley Murray (approx. 5˝ miles away); Blue Mountain Forts (approx. 5˝ miles away); Indiantown (approx. 5.7 miles away); Indiantown Gap Military Reservation (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship to the other Blue Mountain Forts, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Manada Fort. From a report on the location of frontier forts, drafted in 1896. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Nov. 24, 2020