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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Fort Swatara Historical Marker in Lebanon County

Over the past 9 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them. 

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Lebanon County we came across the FORT SWATARA historical marker located near Lickdale, Pennsylvania at the intersection of State Highway 72 and Bohns Lane. You can pull over to the side of the road to get out and photograph it for your waymarking records. 

Fort Swatara Historical Marker in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


Originally built by Peter Hedrick, 1755. The stockaded blockhouse was improved in early 1756 by Capt. Frederick Smith to guard Swatara Gap and protect the frontier settlements. Sit is on Fort Swatara Drive about a half mile from this intersection. 

By: 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.

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