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Matamoras in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Stone Fort

 
 
Old Stone Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
1. Old Stone Fort Marker
Inscription. Sometimes referred to as Fort Matamoras, this stone structure was built about 1740 by Simon Westfael, one of the earliest Dutch settlers in the region. It was a refuge from Indians in days of frontier warfare.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 22.078′ N, 74° 41.685′ W. Marker is in Matamoras, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Avenue P, on the right when traveling east on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matamoras PA 18336, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mid – Delaware (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Toll House (approx. 0.3 miles away in New York); Port Jervis (approx. half a mile away in New York); Banach Olympic Circle (approx. half a mile away in New York); Cole’s Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York); Indian Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York); Machackemech Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matamoras.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Marker on 1st Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
2. Marker on 1st Street
Matamoras Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
3. Matamoras Marker
The Old Stone Fort can be seen in the photo across the street from the marker.
Fort Matamoras image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
4. Fort Matamoras
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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