Fort Loudon

Fort Loudon (HM1QHG)

Location: Fort Loudon, PA 17224 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 54.89', W 77° 54.302'

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Erected by Col. John Armstrong. In the winter of 1756, by the order of the Province of Pennsylvania, was situated a mile south-east of this spot. The fort was built for the protection of the frontiers against the Indians and took the place of the fort at McDowell's Mill, which was situated at Bridgeport. Fort Loudon was the scene of many thrilling events during the Indian raids into this region. During the expedition of Gen. John Forbes, in 1758, and that of Col. Henry Bouquet in 1763-4, this fort was used as a rendezvous for troops and as a base of supplies. It was the scene of the exploits of Capt. James Smith and his "Black Boys" in 1765. Before the building of the state road to Pittsburgh, it was the point of departure of great trains of pack-horses, laden with goods, for the west and south.
Year Placed1915
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical Commission, The Enoch Brown Association and the Citizens of this place
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Date Added Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 251700 N 4422345
Decimal Degrees39.91483333, -77.90503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 54.89', W 77° 54.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 54' 53.4" N, 77° 54' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13144-13198 Lincoln Hwy, Fort Loudon PA 17224, US
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