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Athens in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Sullivan

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Fort Sullivan Marker
Inscription. In Sullivan's Expedition, the march that destroyed savagery and opened the Keystone and Empire States to civilization, four brigades furnished by the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire, with Proctor's Artillery and Parr's Riflemen, took part. At this Tioga Point, long the southern door of the Iroquois Confederacy, 5000 troops encamped. Named by the Continentals and garrisoned by 250 soldiers of the 2d New Jersey Regiment under Colonel Israel Shrieve, here stood
Fort Sullivan
with four block houses, curtains and abatis, from August 11th to October 3rd 1779.
 
Erected 1902 by Tioga Chapter Daughers of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 41° 57.031′ N, 76° 30.958′ W. Marker is in Athens, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Highway 199), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens PA 18810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance
Fort Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
2. Fort Sullivan Marker
of this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Foster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Athens Academy (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Sullivan (about 600 feet away); Carrying Path (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. Fort Sullivan Marker
The marker is nearly hidden beside the sidewalk, behind the fire hydrant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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