Fort Allen

Fort Allen (HM1MOI)

Location: Lehighton, PA 18235 Carbon County
Country: United States of America
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N 40° 49.777', W 75° 42.14'

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1756-1922

Erected by Col. Benjamin Franklin in the winter of 1758 at the order of the Province of Pennsylvania. The fort consisting of the two block houses and a well. Surrounded by a stockade, was situated 201 feet southwest of this spot. It was used as a base of supplies and as a rendezvous for troops during the period of the French and Indian Wars. The well is the only trace left of the fort.
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Placed ByThe Improved Order of Red Men of Pennsylvania, the Public Schools of Carbon County
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Date Added Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 440780 N 4520080
Decimal Degrees40.82961667, -75.70233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.777', W 75° 42.14'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 46.62" N, 75° 42' 8.4" W
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Area Code(s)610, 570, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Franklin St, Lehighton PA 18235, US
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