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

Fort Presque Isle

(British)

 
 
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. Fort Presque Isle Marker
Inscription.  After the French left, the British Fort was built by Major Rodgers in 1760 on the site of the old French Fort. It had a different configuration consisting of a stockade enclosure with a blockhouse, the second story of which extended all around, located in the northwest corner of the stockade. It was attacked in June of 1763 during Pontiac's Rebellion and fell after three days of spirited defense by Ensign Christie when the shingle roof of the Blockhouse was set afire. The British never rebuilt the fort.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1763.
 
Location. 42° 8.246′ N, 80° 4.804′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Parade Street, on the right when traveling west on East Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Fort (here, next to this marker); Erie Heritage (here, next to this marker); Erie Area Native Americans
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(here, next to this marker); Fort de la Presqu'ile (here, next to this marker); The Erie Stone (here, next to this marker); French Fort de la Presqu'isle - 1753 (here, next to this marker); Russian Town / Pycckое Cоседство (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hero of Gettysburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. Fort Presque Isle Marker
Close-up view of the marker's map showing the locations of the three forts that were located in the Erie Pennsylvania area. The British fort was marked by the letter "B" and located at what was the end of Parade Street.
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. Fort Presque Isle Marker
View of the site of the three historical markers created for the three different forts that were located at Erie, Pennsylvania. This is the site of both the French and British fortifications.
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
4. Fort Presque Isle Marker
View of Heritage Park area with the historical marker seen in the center of the picture and the harbor area in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,079 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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