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Near Herndon in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain

 
 
Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain Marker
Inscription. Line Mountain, established 8/22/1749 by treaty negotiated by Conrad Weiser and Canassatego, Chief of the Onondaga Indians, extended from the Susquehanna to the Delaware River, and was the northern boundary of the province of PA. for almost 20 years. It was called in Onondago language "Cantawghy" and in Delaware language "Makooniahy" or "Mahanoy"; near here at the Mahanoy Creek, in 1701, John Scull established a trading post; here the Conestoga and Delaware Indians had one of their strongholds until vanquished by the Six Nations; here Frederick Muhlenberg, the grand-son of Conrad Weiser, and the first speaker to the First Congress of the U.S. of America ascended to the top of the mountain for the purpose of dividing the 2700 acres of land received by Conrad Weiser from the Penns for services as Indian ambassador; here Col. Henry Shoemaker with the PA. Alpine Club made their annual pilgrimage to the summit of the mountain.
 
Location. 40° 44.39′ N, 76° 50.382′ W. Marker is near Herndon, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on State Highway 147, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Herndon PA 17830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Scull Trading Post
Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
2. Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain Marker
(approx. mile away); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 1.3 miles away); Herndon Formerly Trevorton Junction (approx. 2.1 miles away); Erected to the Memory of Simon Snyder (approx. 4.2 miles away); Simon Snyder (approx. 4.4 miles away); Susquehanna University (approx. 4.4 miles away); “Coxey's Army” (approx. 4.9 miles away); The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Herndon.
 
Also see . . .  Conrad Weiser. Weiser was highly respected in both Native American tribes and the colonial governments. (Submitted on December 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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