Posted by: sclave
N 40° 42.867 W 075° 50.536
18T E 428858 N 4507400
Quick Description: A Pennslyvania Historical Marker on the side of the road along Pa.St.Rt.309(S. West Penn Ave)
To Log: A photo of your Gpsr and Marker if alone or You and Marker if with someone!
There's parking for one vehicle just North of marker on NW sie of highway!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2006 9:53:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMC7G
Built in 1756 as a defence from indian attacks. Named for Benjamin Franklin,who ordered construction. It was of limited use; abandoned in 1757. The Fort stood a short distance above present highway.
Caution: Limited parking and Hi-speed Traffic!
Marker Name: FORT FRANKLIN
Date Dedicated: 03/16/1955
Marker Type: Roadside
Location: Pa. 309 SE of Snyder
Category: Military,Native American,Forts,French & Indian War
Website: Not listed
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark.
Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location.