You make actually be confusing Fort Swatara with a couple smaller block house type forts in the Harper's area.
Fort Swatarawhich guarded the Swatara Gap, is located just northwest of present day Lickdale. There is actually a road named Fort Swatara Drive if you check the map. There was a stone marker with plaque placed at the site by the Lebanon County Historical Society in the 1930s. I have been to the this marker, it is a short distance down a farm lane, can't remember the name maybe Arnold's Lane by looking at the map. There is nothing left of the fort site except the marker. There is a PA state historical marker along PA route 72 nearby somewhere around where Bohns Lane intersects. There were Indian attacks and some deaths nearby in the Monroe Valley area and north of the Swatara Gap.
There where two smaller forts in the Harper's tavern area. I don't know too much about them one was called Fort Harpers, 1000 yards? west of Harper's Tavern and Reeds Block house, Reeds Creek Road just north of old route 22? I think I've seen a PA historical marker for Reed's also along new Route 22.
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