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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Swatara Gap 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 SWATARA GAP historical marker located near Lickdale Pennsylvania. You'll find it on State Highway 72. You can pull off to the side of the road to photograph it for your waymarking records. 
Swatara Gap Historical Marker in Lebanon County Pennsylvania


This gap in the Blue Mountain, named for Swatara Creek, a pass through which enemy Indians raided frontier settlements during the French and Indian War. Fort Swatara was built nearby to guard it. 

By: 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 

The Swatara Gap is one of two gaps located in this area with Indiantown Gap being the second. Both Gaps were used by Indians and Settlers to pass through the Blue Mountain to make travel a little bit easier during those times. 

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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