Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo
Views: 46

Long Description:
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!

County: Schuylkill

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

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