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Shannopin Town

 
 
Shannopin Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Shannopin Town Marker
Inscription. Name of a Delaware Indian village that covered this site from about 1731 to the French occupation, 1754. It was the Allegheny River terminus of the Raystown Indian and Traders Path from Carlisle to the west.
 
Erected 1958 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 28.181′ N, 79° 57.819′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of 40th Street and Foster Street, on the left when traveling north on 40th Street. Click for map. Located at the southwest side of the 40th Street Bridge in Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnny Unitas (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allegheny Arsenal (approx. mile away); Safe Haven Denied at Allegheny Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allegheny Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Pat the Avenger Returns Fire (approx. half a mile away); St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Pittsburgh Grease Plant (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
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Shannopin Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Shannopin Town Marker
Looking north towards the 40th Street Bridge
 The Search for Shannopinstown at Lawrenceville Historical Society. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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