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Pittston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pittston Fort

 
 
Pittston Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Pittston Fort Marker
Inscription.
This Stone
marks the southern side of
Pittston Fort
here in June and July 1778,
gathered four hundred fugitives
for protection against
British and Indian foes.
Capt. Jeremiah Blanchard
and
Lieut. Timothy Keyes
in commnd. Erected
by
Dial Rock Chapter
D.A.R.
1778 - 1906

 
Erected 1906 by Dial Rock Chapter, Daughers of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 19.768′ N, 75° 47.253′ W. Marker is in Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Parsonage Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pittston Fort (here, next to this marker); Jenkins Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Jenkins' Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (approx.
Pittston Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Pittston Fort Marker
At the foot of the stone is a memorial stone, In memory of our pioneers, Pittston Centennial Committee, 1954.
half a mile away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twin Shaft Disaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. 1 miles away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittston.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Pittston Fort State and DAR Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Pittston Fort State and DAR Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2012, by Sharleen Palaima of Pittston, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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