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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cresap's Fort

 
 
Cresap's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Cresap's Fort Marker
Inscription. Thomas Cresap settled here about 1730 on lands claimed by Lord Baltimore of Maryland. Forcibly evicted in 1736 by Penn agents who burned his "fort", Cresap moved to Western Maryland, where he continued active in frontier affairs and died about 1790.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.414′ N, 76° 29.648′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Level Road PA 624 and Bank Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Long Level Road PA 624. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Thomas Cresap ( a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Susquehanna Canal ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Great Minqua Path ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Martin Chartier ( approx. 2 miles away); 40th Parallel ( approx. 2.1 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail ( approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker is near Captain Thomas Cresap plaque. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Marker is near Captain Thomas Cresap plaque.
Area of Cresap"s Fort. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
3. Area of Cresap"s Fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,699 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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