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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Luzerne County, PA (215) Carbon County, PA (73) Columbia County, PA (64) Lackawanna County, PA (287) Monroe County, PA (80) Schuylkill County, PA (54) Sullivan County, PA (37) Wyoming County, PA (27)  LuzerneCounty(215) Luzerne County (215)  CarbonCounty(73) Carbon County (73)  ColumbiaCounty(64) Columbia County (64)  LackawannaCounty(287) Lackawanna County (287)  MonroeCounty(80) Monroe County (80)  SchuylkillCounty(54) Schuylkill County (54)  SullivanCounty(37) Sullivan County (37)  WyomingCounty(27) Wyoming County (27)
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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1Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Denison House
Built in 1790, home of Col. Nathan Denison, Revolutionary Officer and Luzerne County Judge.Map (db m18893) HM
2Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Forty Fort
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
3Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Forty Fort Cemetery Lost Graves Memorial
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
4Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Forty Fort Meeting House
This church was erected in the year 1804 It was restored in 1922 by the Luzerne County Committee of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America . . . Map (db m105278) HM
5Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Forty-Fort
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
6Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — James Bird
Son of 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
7Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — The Fort in Forty Fort
"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
8Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Trailing AlongWyoming Valley Levee System
"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
9Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Forty Fort, who served their country in all wars. [Dedicated] May 30, 1984Map (db m105276) WM
10Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Welcome to the First Residents' PathWyoming Valley Levee System
"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
11Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — What on Earth is a Levee?Wyoming Valley Levee System
"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." Matthew 7:27 Some know them as levees and others call them dikes, but the large embankments along the . . . Map (db m159389) HM
12Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Forty Fort — Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial
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 President 1844 - 1862 1863 - 1872 Rev. Young C. Smith President . . . Map (db m105302) HM
 
Apr. 21, 2021