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Fort Halifax, was located along the Susquehanna River near the present day borough of Halifax, Pennsylvania. It was a temporary stronghold in northern Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, from 1756 to 1757, during the time of the French and Indian War. The fort was erected by Col. William Clapham, with the order of Governor Morris, and guarded by a garrison of the Pennsylvania colonial militia.[1] The fort was a subpost of Fort Augusta, which was the largest of the Provincial forts. It was a 160 feet (49 m) square log stockade with four bastions. It was dismantled in 1757 and its garrison was moved to Fort Hunter.[2]

A stone monument, erected in 1926, is located along PA Route 147 north of Halifax along Armstrong Creek. The area of the former fort is now part of the Halifax Township Park and Conservation Area, which consists of 174 acres (0.70 km2) bordered on one side by the Susquehanna River and contains a long stretch of Armstrong Creek.[3]

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  1. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>Clarence M., Busch (1896). "Report of the Commission to located the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania". State Printer of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2007-01-26.[dead link]
  2. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Fort of Pennsylvania". American Forts Network. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-26.[dead link]
  3. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Halifax Township Park and Recreation Area". Central PA Conservancy. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-08-24. Retrieved 2007-01-26.

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Coordinates: 40°28′40″N 76°56′00″W / 40.47786°N 76.93339°W / 40.47786; -76.93339

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