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

Fort Chambers

Fort Chambers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
1. Fort Chambers Marker
Southwest 150 Feet
Erected 1755-56 by
Colonel Benjamin Chambers
Founder of Chambersburg
A two story stone structure surrounded
By a moat
A stockade manned by two swivel guns
Enclosed the fort, flour mill, sawmill,
And dwelling.
Kittochtinny Historical Society
Franklin County Chapter D.A.R.

Erected 1984 by Kittochtinny Hist. Soc., Franklin Co. Chapter, DAR.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
Location. 39° 56.33′ N, 77° 39.74′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on West King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Chambers (within shouting distance
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of this marker); This Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding Family Memorial Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Jack Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (about 500 feet away); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (about 600 feet away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,343 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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