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

Fort Franklin

 
 
Fort Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Fort Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Site just west of here. Built in 1787 by United States troops under Captain Heart. First American fort in the region and base for protecting northwestern Pennsylvania's early settlements.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 41° 24.038′ N, 79° 49.87′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street (U.S. 322) and Franklin Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnny Appleseed (a few steps from this marker); Major General Jesse L. Reno (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel C.T. Dodd (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Venango County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Venango County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Fort Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Fort Franklin Marker
And Johnny Appleseed marker in background
Fort Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
3. Fort Franklin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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