Fort Fetter

Fort Fetter (HMZJJ)

Location: Duncansville, PA 16635 Blair County
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N 40° 25.95', W 78° 24.845'

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This Comfort Inn stands on the site once occupied by Fort Fetter.
Michael Fetter's barn was fortified and named Fort Fetter circa 1777. It served throughout the American Revolutionary War as a fortified structure for the defense of the local settlers of this part of Bedford County against the Indian incursions between 1777 and 1782. From its garrison on the morning of 03 June 1781, a detatchment of the Bedford and Cumberland County militia headed north in response to reports of recent Indian attacks on a number of settlers. The militia were ambushed at a spot about a mile from the fort by a party of Indians led by British Lieutenant Robert Neiles. During the "Engagement of Frankstown", the militia sustained casualties of eleven killed and five wounded. Ten militia were taken prisoner. The British/Indian party suffered no casualties.
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HM NumberHMZJJ
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByBlair County Chapter SAR
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 719346 N 4478973
Decimal Degrees40.43250000, -78.41408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.95', W 78° 24.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 57.00" N, 78° 24' 50.70" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9A Patch Way Rd, Duncansville PA 16635, US
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