Fort Granville (1755-1756) - A Pennsylvania Militia French & Indian War Fort established in 1755 near present day Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Attacked and destroyed in 1756.
History of Fort Granville
Established in 1755 by Captain George Croghan on the north bank of the Juniata River near present day Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Built as a 50-foot square stockade with a blockhouse on two of the corners enclosing a barracks capable of lodging 50 men.
Attacked and destroyed on 3 Aug 1756 by a raiding party of 55 Frenchmen and 100 of their Indian allies under French Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers. Louis Coulon de Villiers had defeated George Washington at Fort Necessity. The colonial commander, Lieutenant Edward Armstrong was killed and his sergeant, John Turner, surrendered the fort after it was set afire. Turner was tortured and killed. The remaining captives were taken to Fort de Chartres where they were ransomed by French officers and eventually returned to the American colonies.
Exact location unknown. Roadside marker and plaque located in front of the Pennsylvania DOT Building at 1227 W 4th St, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.