Fort Loudoun (Pennsylvania)

Fort Loudoun (or Fort Loudon, after the modern spelling of the town) was a fort in colonial Pennsylvania, one of several forts in colonial America named after John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. The fort was built in 1756 during the French and Indian War by the Second Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment under Colonel John Armstrong, and served as a post on the Forbes Road during the Forbes expedition that successfully drove the French away from Fort Duquesne.

Fort Loudoun
Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Fort Loudoun is located in Pennsylvania
Fort Loudoun
Fort Loudoun
Location of Fort Loudoun in Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°54′54″N 77°54′36″W / 39.915°N 77.91°W / 39.915; -77.91Coordinates: 39°54′54″N 77°54′36″W / 39.915°N 77.91°W / 39.915; -77.91
Site information
Controlled byUnited Kingdom
Site history
Battles/warsFrench and Indian War
Pontiac's Rebellion,
Black Boys Rebellion
DesignatedOctober 01, 1915
May 27, 1947

In 1765, following Pontiac's Rebellion, settlers upset with the resumption of trade with Native Americans forced the British garrison to evacuate the fort, part of an uprising known as the Black Boys Rebellion.

A replica of the fort was built on the original site in 1993.


  • Bates, Samuel P. (1887). History of Franklin County. Chicago: Warner, Beers, & Co. Chapter III, Indian War, pp. 159–175

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