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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilkes-Barre Fort

 
 
Wilkes-Barre Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
1. Wilkes-Barre Fort Marker
Inscription. Completed 1778, Inclosing the courthouse of the Connecticut county of Westmoreland. Surrendered with Forty Fort to the British in 1778.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.778′ N, 75° 52.903′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Public Square. Touch for map. Public Square is off of Main and Market Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. McGowan (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel J. Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Min L. Matheson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Fell (approx. mile away); Wyoming Division Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Wilkes Barre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Wyoming (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Wide view of the Wilkes-Barre Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Wilkes-Barre Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 7, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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