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Andreas in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Franklin

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
1. Fort Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1756 as defense from Indian attacks. Named for Benjamin Franklin, who ordered construction. It was of limited use; abandoned in 1757. The Fort stood a short distance above present highway.
 
Erected 1955 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar, 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. 40° 42.863′ N, 75° 50.531′ W. Marker is in Andreas, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on West Penn Pike (PA 309). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andreas PA 18211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Everett (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ben Austrian (approx. 6.2 miles away); Reynolds School (approx. 6˝ miles away); Philip Ginder (approx. 7.7 miles away); World War I Memorial
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
2. Fort Franklin Marker
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(approx. 7.7 miles away); Soldiers Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away); Philip Ginter (approx. 7.8 miles away); Backtrack Trestle (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Fort Franklin. Further information about the fort's brief existence. (Submitted on May 12, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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