“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort Durkee

FORT DURKEE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
Inscription.  First fort built by the Connecticut settlers; Begun in April 1796. Used during the first Pennamite War against Pennsylvania authorities. 1769-71. It stood 1000 feet from Ft. Wyoming.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1796.
Location. 41° 14.695′ N, 75° 53.4′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on South River Street near South Street, on the right when traveling south. 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 (here, next to this marker); George Catlin (here, next to this marker); Fred Morgan Kirby (a few steps from this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Kline (1910 - 1962)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wyoming (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wilkes (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial Court (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
Also see . . .  Fort Durkee - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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May. 11, 2021