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Forty Fort in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forty Fort

 
 
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By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
1. Forty Fort Marker
Inscription. Named for the forty Connecticut settlers of 1769. Begun in 1770. The Wyoming Massacre followed its surrender to Maj. Butler's force of British, Tories, and Indians, July 4, 1779.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 17.114′ N, 75° 52.39′ W. Marker is in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Wyoming Avenue near River Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston PA 18704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); James Bird (within shouting distance of this marker); Forty Fort Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial (about 400 feet away); Forty Fort Cemetery Lost Graves Memorial (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Denison House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henry M. Hoyt (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forty Fort.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Forty Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
2. Forty Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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