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

Carlisle Fort

 
 
Carlisle Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 30, 2021
1. Carlisle Fort Marker
Inscription.  First fort authorized by Pennsylvania. Laid out by Gov. Morris, July, 1755, “in the middle of this town,” on news of Braddock's defeat. Col. John Armstrong's headquarters till 1758. Called “Fort Lowther” by some later writers.
 
Erected 1961 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 40° 12.1′ N, 77° 11.446′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Marker is east of Pitt Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 W High Street, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prelude to Gettysburg (a few steps from this marker); Shell and Be Damned (a few steps from this marker); The Carlisle Theatre
Carlisle Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
2. Carlisle Fort Marker
The former I.O.O.F. Hall is behind the tree to left of the marker.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Carlisle's 250th Anniversary Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Centenary Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot-Chee Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library Association (within shouting distance of this marker); The High Street Train Stations (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .  “Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania”. (Submitted on June 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Fort Lowther site and plan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, unknown
3. Fort Lowther site and plan
from “Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania”, 1896
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 14, 2022