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Egypt in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Deshler

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Fort Deshler Marker
Inscription. A substantial stone structure, used as a military post and as a refuge for settlers against attack, was nearby on the north bank of Coplay Creek. It was built in 1760 by Adam Deshler, a native of Switzerland. Remaining in his family for several generations, the building was owned by the Coplay Cement Company after 1899 and stood until about 1940.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 40.336′ N, 75° 30.965′ W. Marker is in Egypt, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on MacArthur Road (PA145). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehall PA 18052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Troxell-Steckel House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Troxell-Steckel House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Cement (approx. one mile away); Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse (approx. one mile away); Saylor Park-Welcome (approx. 1.1 miles away); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (approx. 1.1 miles away); Discovery of Portland Cement (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Egypt.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Deshler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Fort Deshler Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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