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Near Linglestown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barnett's Fort

 
 
Barnett's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Robinson, April 18, 2010
1. Barnett's Fort Marker
Inscription. North at the head of Beaver Creek, Joseph Barnett's loghouse was a frontier refuge in 1756-63 against Indians raiding the frontier. His son William was stolen by Indians in 1756 and not recovered until 1763 by Col. Henry Bouquet.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 21.102′ N, 76° 45.9′ W. Marker is near Linglestown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 39 and Pikestown Road on State Route 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paxton Riflemen (approx. 2 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 2.9 miles away); Patton's Fort (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Manada (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hanover Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Union Canal (approx. 6.5 miles away); Lincoln Cemetery (approx. 6.5 miles away); Revolutionary War Gun Factory (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship to the other Blue Mountain Forts, study the marker shown.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Barnett's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Robinson, April 18, 2010
2. Barnett's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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