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Bloomsburg in Columbia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort McClure

 
 
Fort McClure Marker image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2011
1. Fort McClure Marker
Inscription. Early in 1781 the McClure house was stockaded by the noted Indian fighter, Moses Van Campen, to protect settlers in this region after destruction of Fort Jenkins in 1780. Site on the north bank of the Susquehanna in present Bloomsburg.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 59.661′ N, 76° 28.392′ W. Marker is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 11) just south of Red Mill Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsburg PA 17815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Path (a few steps from this marker); Bloomsburg Historic District (approx. one mile away); Columbia County (approx. one mile away); Columbia County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Catawissa Friends Meeting (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Wheeler (approx. 3.2 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Iron Rails (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomsburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Fort McClure Marker-wide shot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Fort McClure Marker-wide shot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2011.   2. submitted on October 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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