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

Cresap's Fort

 
 
Cresap's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Cresap's Fort Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Cresap settled here about 1730 on lands claimed by Lord Baltimore of Maryland. Forcibly evicted in 1736 by Penn agents who burned his "fort," Cresap moved to Western Maryland, where he continued active in frontier affairs and died about 1790.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 58.414′ N, 76° 29.648′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Level Road (Pennsylvania Route 624) and Bank Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Long Level Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx.
Marker is near Captain Thomas Cresap plaque. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Marker is near Captain Thomas Cresap plaque.
1˝ miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 1.8 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 1.8 miles away); Martin Chartier (approx. 2 miles away); 40th Parallel (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Area of Cresap"s Fort. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
3. Area of Cresap"s Fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,892 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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