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Near Lickdale in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Swatara Gap

 
 
Swatara Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. Swatara Gap Marker
Inscription. This gap in the Blue Mountain, named for Swatara Creek, a pass through which enemy Indians raided frontier settlements during the French and Indian War. Fort Swatara was built nearby to guard it.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 28.538′ N, 76° 31.283′ W. Marker is near Lickdale, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on State Highway 72, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonestown PA 17038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Swatara (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Forge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sattazahn Lutheran Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Transportation Corps Unit Training Center (approx. 2.9 miles away); OH-6A Cayuse (approx. 3.8 miles away); AH-1F Bell (approx. 3.8 miles away); UH-1 Iroquois (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lickdale.
 
Also see . . .  Fossils at Swatara Gap. Due to expansion of Interstate 81 which runs through the gap, fossil beds were exposed. The Department of Transportation enacted a program to move
Swatara Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Swatara Gap Marker
debris from the construction to safer areas for fossil hunters. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWar, French and Indian
 
Swatara Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
3. Swatara Gap
Seen from Muir Army Airfield (Fort Indiantown Gap). The gap is one of two which cut Blue Mountain in this area. Indiantown Gap is the other.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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