Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Wilkes Barre 1778
The fort was named in honor of John Wilkes and Issac Barre two prominent Englishmen members of the British Parliament who opposed the policy of their government toward the American Colonies.
Burr Miller Sculptor
Erected 1913 by Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution & Sons of the Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 41° 14.772′ N, 75° 52.919′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and West Market StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Square Park (here, next to this marker); The Birthplace of HBO (here, next to this marker); America's First Jazz Festival (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of the AIME (here, next to this marker); The Fine Arts Fiesta (here, next to this marker); Wilkes-Barre Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Ship Zion Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th-5th-7th-8th Wards WWII Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
Also see . . . Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on September 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.