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Fort-Loudon is a small community located in Franklin County, in south-central Pennsylvania. It's known for being the site of a replica of an authentic Colonial era fort located in beautiful, rural Franklin County. It's near many other Revolutionary War and Civil War historic sites near the town of Chambersburg. The original Fort Loudon was built in 1756 during the French and Indian War by Pennsylvania militia and named after John Campbell, the 4th Earl of Loudoun. The fort served as a post on the Forbes Road during the Forbes Expedition that successfully drove the French away from Fort Duquesne. It's difficult to imagine it today, but during the mid-18th century, southern Pennsylvania was considered the wild frontier and could be a dangerous place. By 1753, the French had build three forts within western Pennsylvania, and had found strong allies among the local Indians living there. Numerous attempts made by the Colonial government failed to subdue the French and Indians on the Pennsylvania frontier. By early 1756, the Pennsylvania General Assembly finally decided to take action to defend the settlers, and voted to build a chain of forts along the Blue Mountains from the Delaware River to the Mason & Dixon Line. Fort Loudon was one of these forts. A replica of the fort was built on the original site in 1993. Fort Loudon is part of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, located approximately 8 miles from PA Turnpike Exit 189, about two hours from Washington D.C.

Surrounding areas: McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania (5.1 mi), Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (6.0 mi), Fayetteville, Pennsylvania (18.8 mi), Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania (18.8 mi), Bedford, Pennsylvania (32.5 mi), Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania (33.3 mi), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (36.2 mi)

Fort Loudon Vacation Rentals

Fort Loudon Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Johnnie's Motel709 Lincolnway EMcconnellsburg, PA5.2 mi.(717) 485-3116
Travel Inn4840 Lincoln Way WSaint Thomas, PA7.7 mi.(717) 369-3128
Country Inn & Suites399 Bedington BlvdChambersburg, PA13.0 mi.(717) 261-0900
Days Inn Of Chambersburg30 Falling SPG RDdChambersburg, PA13.0 mi.(717) 263-1288
Super 8 Motel3648 Old Scotland RdChambersburg, PA13.0 mi.(717) 264-6288
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1097 Wayne AveChambersburg, PA13.4 mi.(717) 709-9009
Quality Inn & Suites1095 Wayne AveChambersburg, PA13.4 mi.(717) 263-3400
Chambersburg Travelodge565 Lincoln Way EChambersburg, PA13.5 mi.(717) 264-4187
Rodeway Inn10835 John Wayne DrGreencastle, PA13.6 mi.(717) 597-7762
Hampton Inn955 Lesher RdChambersburg, PA13.7 mi.(717) 261-9185
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Chambersburg1122 Wayne RdChambersburg, PA13.9 mi.(800) 228-2800
Best Western Chambersburg211 Walker RdChambersburg, PA14.4 mi.(717) 262-4994
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Chambersburg1123 Lincoln Way EastChambersburg, PA14.4 mi.(717) 263-9191
Comfort Inn50 Pine DrGreencastle, PA14.7 mi.(717) 597-8164
Knights Inn18221 Mason Dixon RdHagerstown, MD16.0 mi.(301) 791-3560
Comfort Inn16550 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA16.4 mi.(814) 735-2200
Econo Lodge16547 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA16.4 mi.(814) 735-4341
Holiday Inn Express16503 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA16.4 mi.(814) 735-7666
Sleep Inn & Suites1435 Doron DrChambersburg, PA17.6 mi.(717) 263-0596
Comfort Inn Chambersburg3301 Black Gap RdChambersburg, PA17.7 mi.(717) 263-6655
Days Inn Breezewood Se9648 Old 126Warfordsburg, PA18.1 mi.(814) 735-3860
Best Western InnHC 2 Box 7Breezewood, PA18.6 mi.(814) 735-4352
Ramada Inn BreezewoodUS Rte 30Breezewood, PA18.6 mi.(814) 735-4005
Days InnRd #2Warfordsburg, PA18.8 mi.(814) 735-4347
Best Western Waynesboro239 W Main StWaynesboro, PA20.2 mi.(717) 762-9113
Halfway Hagerstown Super 8 Motel16805 Blake RdHagerstown, MD20.4 mi.(301) 582-1992
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites241 Railway LnHagerstown, MD21.0 mi.(301) 745-5644
Plaza Hotel1718 Underpass WayHagerstown, MD21.0 mi.(301) 797-2500
Super 8 Motel118 Limestone RdHancock, MD21.0 mi.(301) 678-6101
America's Best Value Inn2 Blue Hill RdHancock, MD21.2 mi.(301) 678-6108
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson17612 Vly Mall RdHagerstown, MD21.3 mi.(301) 582-5003
Hampton Inn18300 Peak CirHagerstown, MD21.3 mi.(240) 420-1970
Springhill Suites By Marriott Hagerstown17280 Vly Mall RdHagerstown, MD21.3 mi.(301) 582-0011
Motel 6 #125911321 Massey BlvdHagerstown, MD21.5 mi.(301) 582-4445
Venice Inn431 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD21.7 mi.(301) 733-0830
Days Inn Williamsport310 E Potomac StWilliamsport, MD22.1 mi.(301) 582-3500
Clarion Hotel & Conference CTR901 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD22.2 mi.(301) 733-5566
Quality Inn1101 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD22.3 mi.(301) 733-2700
Best Western Shippensburg Hotel125 Walnut Btm RdShippensburg, PA22.4 mi.(717) 532-5200
Shippen Place Hotel32 E King StShippensburg, PA22.4 mi.(717) 532-4141
Bed & Breakfast
Beaver Creek House Bed And Breakfast20432 Beaver CRK RdHagerstown, MD21.3 mi.(301) 797-4764

Fort Loudon Weather & Climate

South Central Pennsylvania experiences four seasons, although there are variations depending on the area and altitude. Summers tend to be hot and humid, while winters are cold with snow; the mountainous areas are typically cooler in summer, and receive a lot more snow in the wintertime. July is usually the warmest month with temperatures averaging 80F (27C), although the southern part of the state is often hotter. The coldest time of year is January. Spring and autumn are the best times to travel, as they are moderate in temperature, with less humidity. Peak tornado season in the eastern U.S. is usually between May and July.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 21°F 2.80 in. -
February 43°F 23°F 2.43 in. -
March 52°F 29°F 3.66 in. -
April 65°F 38°F 3.72 in. -
May 74°F 47°F 4.34 in. -
June 83°F 56°F 4.16 in. -
July 87°F 60°F 3.70 in. -
August 85°F 58°F 3.95 in. -
September 78°F 51°F 3.72 in. -
October 66°F 39°F 3.50 in. -
November 54°F 32°F 3.42 in. -
December 42°F 24°F 3.15 in. -

Fort Loudon Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 35 miles south of Fort Loudon in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County airport (JST) located approximately 56 miles northwest of Fort Loudon in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg International airport (MDT) located roughly 63 miles east of Fort Loudon in Harrisburg ( Middletown ), Pennsylvania, and finally the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located around 71 miles south of Fort Loudon in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Fort Loudon Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA49.1 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA51.7 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA53.9 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD70.0 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA71.1 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA74.0 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD81.4 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD83.5 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA85.1 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD112.1 mi.
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA116.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Great Cove Golf RecreationMcConnellsburgPA4.6 mi.
Whitetail Golf ResortMercersburgPA6.6 mi.
Majestic Ridge Golf ClubChambersburgPA13.0 mi.
Rocky Spring Golf CourseChambersburgPA13.0 mi.
Greencastle Greens Golf ClubGreencastlePA13.1 mi.
Black Rock Golf CourseHagerstownMD21.4 mi.
Hagerstown Municipal Golf CourseHagerstownMD21.4 mi.
Scenic Valley Golf CourseFinleyvillePA21.8 mi.
South Mountain Golf CourseSouth MountainPA23.1 mi.
Down River Golf CourseEverettPA25.5 mi.
Beaver Creek Country ClubHagerstownMD27.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA6.0 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA39.1 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD80.8 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA90.0 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA113.7 mi.
State Parks
Cowans Gap State ParkPA5.9 mi. 
Mont Alto State ParkPA20.7 mi. 
Fort Frederick State ParkMD21.7 mi. 
Fort Tonoloy State ParkMD22.1 mi. 
Caledonia State ParkPA22.5 mi. 
Warriors Path State ParkPA26.4 mi. 
Berkeley Springs State ParkWV26.4 mi. 
Big Spring State ParkPA27.4 mi. 
Fowler Hollow State ParkPA29.9 mi. 
Trough Creek State ParkPA30.4 mi. 
Greenbrier State ParkMD30.6 mi. 
Washington Monument State ParkMD33.0 mi. 
Pine Grove Furnace State ParkPA33.4 mi. 
Rumsey Monument State ParkWV34.0 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV35.0 mi. 
Kings Gap State ParkPA35.2 mi. 
Colonel Denning State ParkPA35.9 mi. 
Gambrill State ParkMD37.8 mi. 
Gathland State ParkMD38.3 mi. 
Shawnee State ParkPA39.1 mi. 
Old Bedford VillageBedfordPA32.5 mi.(History)
Juniata College Museum of ArtHuntingdonPA39.8 mi.(Art)
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD43.4 mi.(History)
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA58.1 mi.(History)
Museum of Scientific DiscoveryHarrisburgPA59.4 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA70.6 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA71.1 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD81.2 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD81.2 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC84.3 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA97.9 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA116.2 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA116.2 mi.

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