West Pittston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 19.665′ N, 75° 47.579′ W. Marker is in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyoming Street (U.S. 11) and Exeter Avenue (State Highway 92), on the right when traveling west on Wyoming Street. Touch for map. Located at the west end of Fort Jenkins Bridge, at a three way intersection of Wyoming, Exeter, and Susquehanna Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18643, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Jenkins Fort (here, next to this marker); Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. half a mile away); Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Twin Shaft Disaster (approx. one mile away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Wyoming and Hartley's Expidition. One of the Wyoming Valley stockades, the fort was surrendered as part of this campaign. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Jenkins' Fort. Section from the Report of the Commission to locate the site of Frontier Forts. The fort was named after John Jenkins, who's house was expanded to form this stockade. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,826 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.