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

Fort Chambers

 
 
Fort Chambers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Fort Chambers Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1756 by Col. Benjamin Chambers, pioneer land-owner and founder of the town, who fortified his house and mill with stockade and cannon against Indians.
 
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 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1756.
 
Location. 39° 56.35′ N, 77° 39.73′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on W. King Street near US 11, N. Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash (here, next to this marker); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Chambers (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding Family Memorial Statue
Fort Chambers plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
2. Fort Chambers plaque
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The John Jack Tavern (about 500 feet away); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (about 600 feet away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (about 600 feet away); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Remains of mill race along Falling Spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Remains of mill race along Falling Spring
Log cabin adjacent to the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
4. Log cabin adjacent to the marker.
There is no indication that this was Benjamin Chamber's home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,956 times since then and 178 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Oct. 3, 2022