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

Fort Wyoming

 
 
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By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. Fort Wyoming Marker
Inscription.  Built by Pennsylvania, 1771; seized by Connecticut settlers. Rebuilt 1778. Mobilization camp for Sullivan's army, 1779. Destroyed 1784, after withdrawal of the Continental and Pennsylvania garrisons.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.726′ N, 75° 53.345′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on 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. Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyman H. Howe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred Morgan Kirby (about 300 feet away); Fort Durkee (about 300 feet away); George Catlin
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. Fort Wyoming Marker
Wider view of the marker
(about 300 feet away); Teedyuscung (approx. 0.3 miles away); F.M. Kirby & Co. Store (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wyoming - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
3. Fort Wyoming Marker
This is a marker alley. The Fort Wyoming Marker is the 5th one way back in the distance.
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
4. Fort Wyoming Marker
The original marker for the Mobilization Camp. This is fascinating in that the date on this marker is 1929, and besides being erected by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution had a hand in it too.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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