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Near Jersey Shore in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Antes Fort

Antes Fort Marker [Missing] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 1, 2014
1. Antes Fort Marker [Missing]
Inscription.  About one half a mile southwest of this spot, on the high bluff above the river, stood the stockade known as Antes Fort. Erected by Lieut. Col. John Henry Antes in the summer of 1777. This fort was an important rallying point for the settlers in this region. It was destroyed by the Indians and Tories in July, 1778, at the time of the big runaway, when the entire valley was abandoned by the white settlers.
In memory of the following who lost their lives during the Indian raids in this region.
At Fort Antes, July 1777          At Fort Horn, July 1778
Zephaniah Miller,                       Robert Fleming,
Abel Cady,                                  Robert Donaldson,
James Armstrong,                       James McMichael.
Issac Bouser.

Erected 1917 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Fort Antes Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
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is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1778.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 11.925′ N, 77° 14.158′ W. Marker was near Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker was at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 44 and Antes Fort Main Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 44. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Jersey Shore PA 17740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. 'Let's Go to the Jersey shore!' (approx. one mile away); Fort Antes (approx. one mile away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Major Keennan Post No. 349 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); World War Memorial
Wide view of the Antes Fort Marker [Missing] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 1, 2014
2. Wide view of the Antes Fort Marker [Missing]
(approx. one mile away); War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey Shore.
Also see . . .  Fort Antes, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Fort Antes was erected by Lieut. Col. Henry Antes in 1778, about opposite Jersey Shore on the east side of Nippenose creek, and on the higher plateau overlooking it, and also the river. (Submitted on June 9, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the plaque. Based on Google Street View it has been missing since October 2008. Multiple published sources refer to the plaque as being in a nearby museum. But none identify the specific museum • Can you help?

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