Forty Fort, Pennsylvania
See property listings and photos in the Forty Fort area right here! Located across the river from Wilkes-Barre and near Kingston, PA, Forty Fort is within the Wyoming Valley West School District.
Located in the historic Wyoming Valley, Forty Fort offers beautiful tree-lined streets and dynamic housing options, ranging from brownstones to large homes with wrap-around porches. With its own rich history, the borough offers plenty of good schools, recreation, and community activities with the perfect combination of nature and city living amenities.
The first settlers arrived in Forty Fort in 1778 and the borough was incorporated in 1887. There were originally 40 settlers to the area who came from Connecticut and built a Revolutionary War-era fort. Hence the name “Forty Fort.”
The Daughters of the American Revolution marked the approximate location of the fort in 1900 with a large stone which also commemorates the historic Battle of Wyoming.
At Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport, located right in Forty Fort, you can learn to fly, rent one of Valley Aviation’s fleet, or fuel your own plane. Forty Fort is also the location for one of the oldest known buildings in this region of Pennsylvania—the Forty Fort Meeting House, which is located in the borough cemetery and was built in 1806-08.
Located along the Susquehanna River, there is a dike trail that Forty Fort residents and locals use for walking, running, and biking when the weather is nice. Local cultural and entertainment events range from art exhibits, museums, theatre and musicals, concerts, movie theatres, ballet, national performing artists, Jazz bands, and more.