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Wyoming in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Bloody Rock

 
 
The Bloody Rock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
1. The Bloody Rock Marker
Inscription. On the night of July 3, 1778, after the Battle of Wyoming, fourteen or more captive American soldiers were murdered here by a maul wielded by a revengeful Indian woman, traditionally but not certainly identified as "Queen Esther."
 
Erected 1962.
 
Location. 41° 18.485′ N, 75° 49.927′ W. Marker is in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Susquehanna Avenue. Click for map. Between 7th and 8th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wyoming PA 18644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battlefield of Wyoming (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.2 miles away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. 1.3 miles away); Denison House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jenkins' Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wyoming.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Bloody Rock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
2. The Bloody Rock Marker
This was the original marker placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1895
The Bloody Rock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
3. The Bloody Rock Marker
The Bloody Rock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
4. The Bloody Rock Marker
Close up of the "ROCK". The grate is there because people were chipping off bits of the rock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,253 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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