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Fort Couch

Type: 

City

Remains of breastworks built in June 1863 to oppose an expected attack on Harrisburg by Confederate troops. Site then known as Hummel's Heights. Fort was named for General Couch, Commander, Eastern Pennsylvania Military Department.

Dedication Date: 

10/13/1953

Location

Indiana Ave., betw. 8th St. & West Park, Lemoyne

County: 

Cumberland

Latitude: 

40.25

Longitude: 

-76.90