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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania
Location of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania
► Luzerne County (215) ► Carbon County (73) ► Columbia County (64) ► Lackawanna County (287) ► Monroe County (80) ► Schuylkill County (54) ► Sullivan County (37) ► Wyoming County (27)
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Built in 1790, home of Col. Nathan Denison, Revolutionary Officer and Luzerne County Judge. — — Map (db m18893) HM|
|Named for the forty Connecticut settlers of 1769. Begun in 1770. The Wyoming Massacre followed its surrender to Maj. Butler's force of British, Tories, and Indians, July 4, 1779. — — Map (db m18850) HM|
On the afternoon of Friday
June 23, 1972
the Susquehanna River
swollen by flood waters of
unprecedented height broke
through the dike at a point
120 yards south of this site.
The swirling water gouged a
four acre chasm out of the . . . — — Map (db m105296) HM|
This church was erected
in the year 1804
It was restored in 1922
Luzerne County Committee
Colonial Dames of America . . . — — Map (db m105278) HM|
Built on this site 1770. Named from the first forty pioneers, enlarged 1777, protected the inhabitants when the British and Indians invaded the settlement June 1778. From it July third 1778, the militia under Col. Zebulon Butler marched to the . . . — — Map (db m159380) HM|
John and Rebecca Montanye Bird
Born Dec. 20, 1785
Served with great distinction in the Battle of Lake Erie. For leaving his command later to join army at New Orleans, was condemned, shot and buried at Erie, Nov. 10, 1814, but his . . . — — Map (db m105310) HM|
"Barracks or huts were built along the walls within the fort for the shelter of the occupants: the roofs of these buildings served as a platform from which the garrison could defend the works; and the space in the center surrounded by the . . . — — Map (db m159383) HM|
"And when I had asked the name of the river from the brakeman, and heard that it was called Susquehanna, the beauty of the name seemed to be part and parcel of the beauty of the land."
Robert Louis Stevenson, Across the Plains, . . . — — Map (db m159391) HM|
Dedicated to the
men and women of Forty Fort,
who served their country
in all wars.
[Dedicated] May 30, 1984 — — Map (db m105276) WM|
"Wyoming is still not only a fruitful subject for the poet and the historian — affording an ample field of matter whereon to expatiate [to write at length] — but it is also a beautiful and splendid territory for the painter and the . . . — — Map (db m159392) HM|
"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
Some know them as levees and others call them dikes, but the large embankments along the . . . — — Map (db m159389) HM|
This monument erected
by Wyoming Seminary in
memory of four presidents
of the school whose grave
sites were lost in the flood
of June 23, 1972
Rev. Reuben Nelson
1844 - 1862 1863 - 1872
Rev. Young C. Smith
President . . . — — Map (db m105302) HM|