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Fort Presque Isle

 
 
Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
1. Fort Presque Isle Marker
Inscription. Two forts stood four blocks north. French fort, built by Marin, 1753, abandoned 1759. British fort, built by Colonel Bouquet, 1760, and captured 1763 by Pontiac's Indians. The French Road to Fort Le Boeuf began there.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 7.964′ N, 80° 4.605′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East 6th Street (Alternate Pennsylvania Route 5) and Parade Street, on the right when traveling west on East 6th Street. Touch for map. Located at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory (1st Battallion, 112th Infantry). Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 East 6th Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania National Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Wayne (approx. mile away); Gideon Ball House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harry T. Burleigh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presque Isle Forts (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Erie Heritage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Erie Area Native Americans (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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Fort Presque Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
2. Fort Presque Isle Marker
 Fort Presque Isle - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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