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

Fort Swatara

 
 
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By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. Fort Swatara Marker
Inscription. Originally built by Peter Hedrick, 1755. The stockaded blockhouse was improved in early 1756 by Capt. Frederick Smith to guard Swatara Gap and protect the frontier settlements. Site is on Fort Swatara Drive about half a mile from this intersection.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.874′ N, 76° 30.862′ W. Marker is near Lickdale, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 72 and Bohns Lane, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 72. 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. Swatara Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Forge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Transportation Corps Unit Training Center (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sattazahn Lutheran Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); OH-6A Cayuse (approx. 3.5 miles away); AH-1F Bell (approx. 3.5 miles away); UH-1 Iroquois (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lickdale.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship to
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By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Fort Swatara Marker
the other Blue Mountain Forts, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Swatara or Smith's Fort. From a report on the location of frontier forts, drafted in 1896. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
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 2,244 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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