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

Carlisle Fort

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
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); The Carlisle Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlisle's 250th Anniversary Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Centenary Building
Carlisle Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(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); James Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Thorpe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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