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

Fort Loudon

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
1. Fort Loudon Marker
Inscription. Erected by Col. John Armstrong. In the winter of 1756, by the order of the Province of Pennsylvania, was situated a mile south-east of this spot. The fort was built for the protection of the frontiers against the Indians and took the place of the fort at McDowell's Mill, which was situated at Bridgeport. Fort Loudon was the scene of many thrilling events during the Indian raids into this region. During the expedition of Gen. John Forbes, in 1758, and that of Col. Henry Bouquet in 1763-4, this fort was used as a rendezvous for troops and as a base of supplies. It was the scene of the exploits of Capt. James Smith and his "Black Boys" in 1765. Before the building of the state road to Pittsburgh, it was the point of departure of great trains of pack-horses, laden with goods, for the west and south.
 
Erected 1915 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission, The Enoch Brown Association and the Citizens of this place.
 
Location. 39° 54.89′ N, 77° 54.302′ W. Marker is in Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Mullen Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Mullen Street. Touch for map. This marker is a plaque mounted to a stone in the center of town. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Loudon PA 17224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fort Loudon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 14, 2016
2. Fort Loudon Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort McDowell (approx. 3.3 miles away); This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 4 miles away); Birthplace of James Buchanan (approx. 4 miles away); Stony Batter (approx. 4 miles away); Stony Batter       Birthplace of a President (approx. 4 miles away); President James Buchanan (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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