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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Durkee

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2021
1. Fort Durkee Marker
Inscription.  

Was built 82 ft. south west of this Stone in 1769 by the Connecticut settlers as a defence against the Indians. It became a military post in the contest over the jurisdiction and title to the Wyoming lands between the settlers and the Proprietary Government.
Erected June 14, 1899.

 
Erected 1899 by Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1899.
 
Location. 41° 14.722′ N, 75° 53.437′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on South Street west of River Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lyman H. Howe (within shouting distance of this marker); George Catlin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Durkee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians
Fort Durkee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2021
2. Fort Durkee Marker
Looking north, with river levee at distant left
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred Morgan Kirby (about 300 feet away); Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) (about 400 feet away); Fort Wyoming (about 400 feet away); John Wilkes (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Forts in the Wyoming Valley of PA. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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