Carlisle Fort - Carlisle, PA
Posted by: Ernmark
N 40° 12.095 W 077° 11.445
18T E 313541 N 4452432
Quick Description: Marker noting the fort which was located in the center of the town of Carlisle.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 7:01:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM3AKG
Marker text is as follows:
First fort authorized by Pennsylvania. Laid out by Gov. Morris, July, 1755, "in the middle of this town," on news of Braddock's defeat. Col. John Armstrong's headquarters till 1758. Called "Fort Lowther" by some later writers.
Marker Name: Carlisle Fort
Date Dedicated: 11/03/1961
Marker Type: City
Location: W. High St. between Pitt & Hanover Sts., Carlisle
Category: American Revolution, Military
Website: [Web Link]
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