Manada Gap, Pennsylvania

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Manada Gap
Unincorporated community
Manada Gap is located in Pennsylvania
Manada Gap
Manada Gap
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°23′49″N 76°42′36″W / 40.39694°N 76.71000°W / 40.39694; -76.71000Coordinates: 40°23′49″N 76°42′36″W / 40.39694°N 76.71000°W / 40.39694; -76.71000
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Official name Fort Manada
Designated May 12, 1982[1]

Manada Gap is an unincorporated community in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle area, near Fort Indiantown Gap.

Fort Manada[edit]

Distant about twelve miles from Fort Hunter is the passage through the Blue Range called Manada Gap, the next station in the chain occupied by the government. As in the case of Fort Hunter, the settlers about Manada Gap had already commenced a place of defense in the latter part of the fall of 1755. In February 1756, Captain Frederick Smith[disambiguation needed], with his company of provincials, cither completed the fort already commenced or erected a new one. This was called Manada Fort.

It was the ordinary block-house surrounded by a stockade. It stood on what is now the property of William Rhoads, east of the Manada Creek, about midway between it and the road to Jonestown, Pennsylvania[disambiguation needed] and three-quarters of a mile south of the mill in Manada Gap. On the historical map it is located on the wrong side of the stream and rather too close to the mountain. Being of minor importance,or at least so considered, it was used only a couple of years. The exact location of this fort has never before been given.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ The American Historical Register -.