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

Fort Hunter

 
 
Fort Hunter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
1. Fort Hunter Marker
Inscription.  Stockaded blockhouse, built 1755-56, on the site of present Fort Hunter Museum. Used to protect the frontier and as a supply base in building Fort Augusta. Abandoned and fell to ruins after 1763.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.51′ N, 76° 54.554′ W. Marker is in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Front Street (Alternate U.S. 322) and Fort Hunter Road, on the right when traveling south on North Front Street. Approximately half a mile north of Rockville Bridge. Located on the grounds of Fort Hunter Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dauphin PA 17018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Girty (1741–1818) (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker);
Two Markers at Fort Hunter Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
2. Two Markers at Fort Hunter Park Entrance
Slavery at Fort Hunter (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hunter History (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dauphin.
 
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 . . .  Fort Hunter Park. Run by Dauphin County Parks Department (Submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Hunter Mansion and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
3. Fort Hunter Mansion and Museum
Fort Hunter Mansion was built in 1814 by Capt. Archibald McAlister. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, May 27, 2007
4. Fort Hunter Mansion was built in 1814 by Capt. Archibald McAlister.
Centenial Barn image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
5. Centenial Barn
Built in 1876, the barn was used for a milking business. One of many buildings on the old fort grounds preserved within the park.
Susquehanna River at Fort Hunter image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
6. Susquehanna River at Fort Hunter
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,905 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 17, 2008, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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