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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Chambers

 
 
Fort Chambers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Fort Chambers Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1756 by Col. Benjamin Chambers, pioneer land-owner and founder of the town, who fortified his house and mill with stockade and cannon against Indians.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.35′ N, 77° 39.73′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on W. King Street near US 11, N. Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash (here, next to this marker); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Chambers (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding Family Memorial Statue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The John Jack Tavern (about 500 feet away); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (about 600 feet away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (about 600 feet away); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Chambers plaque image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
2. Fort Chambers plaque
Remains of mill race along Falling Spring image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Remains of mill race along Falling Spring
Log cabin adjacent to the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
4. Log cabin adjacent to the marker.
There is no indication that this was Benjamin Chamber's home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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