“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stroudsburg in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
September 20, 2005
1. Fort Hamilton Marker
Inscription. Built at direction of Benjamin Franklin. Named after James Hamilton, a member of the Governor's Council. Stood NW of here, garrisoned 1755-57, one of a chain of forts later replaced by Fort Penn. Abandoned in 1757.
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 59.058′ N, 75° 11.877′ W. Marker is in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 209) and 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. On the northwest corner of the intersection, next to the Straub house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Main Street, Stroudsburg PA 18360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Stroud Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Stroud (approx. ¼ mile away); A. Mitchell Palmer (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stroudsburg.
More about this marker. This marker replaced the original PHMC marker that read, "Built in 1756 by the Province of Pennsylvania, and garrisoned
Stroud House image. Click for full size.
September 20, 2005
2. Stroud House
The marker is to the right of this house just inside the sidewalk behind the bush. It it difficult to see in this shot because it is in profile.
during the French and Indian War. Its site was just beyond this point".
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,823 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2005.
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