“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Thomas Township near Saint Thomas in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort Wadell

Fort Wadell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Fort Wadell Marker
Inscription.  One of a line of forts built by settlers in this region for refuge from Indian attacks following Braddock's defeat in 1755. It stood just to the north.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 39° 54.671′ N, 77° 49.244′ W. Marker is near Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. It is in St. Thomas Township. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.1 miles east of Mercersburg Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8632 Lincoln Hwy, Saint Thomas PA 17252, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Waddell (here, next to this marker); Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Thomas Commemorates
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Colonel James G. Elder (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tree Pump(s) (approx. 1.3 miles away); This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort McDowell (approx. 3.7 miles away); Joseph Armstrong (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Thomas.
Fort Wadell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
2. Fort Wadell Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,457 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 14, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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