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

Fort Penn

 
 
Fort Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2005
1. Fort Penn Marker
Inscription.  Named for Governor John Penn, and replacing Fort Hamilton, the fort stood nearby. In 1763, it was garrisoned by Provincial troops. Later it served as refuge from attacks following the Battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1756.
 
Location. 40° 59.142′ N, 75° 11.593′ W. Marker is in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 209) near 6th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 Main Street, Stroudsburg PA 18360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. J. Newberry Company Stores (here, next to this marker); Stroudsburg United Methodist Church World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Hollinshead House (about 400 feet away); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Monroe County World War Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stroudsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Penn played important role in local history, Monroe County Historical Association. (Submitted on August 7, 2019.)
 
Fort Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2005
2. Fort Penn Marker
Fort Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 4, 2019
3. Fort Penn Marker
Viewing marker from west on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,972 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2005.   3. submitted on August 7, 2019.

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