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Near Selinsgrove in Snyder County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Penns Creek Massacre
 
Penns Creek Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Penns Creek Massacre Marker
 
Inscription. October 16, 1755, a band of Indians ambushed and killed, wounded, or took captive some 26 settlers of this region. The attack was just west along Penns Creek, and first to follow Braddock's defeat.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Comission.
 
Location. 40° 49.045′ N, 76° 51.233′ W. Marker is near Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in Snyder County. Marker is at the intersection of North Market Street (U.S. 522) and Susquehanna Trail (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south on North Market Street. Click for map. The marker is between the US-15 south bound on ramp and the unbuilt south bound exit ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Selinsgrove PA 17870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albany Purchase (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Coxey's Army” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Simon Snyder (approx. 1.2 miles away); Susquehanna University (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sunbury (approx. 3.4 miles away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selinsgrove.
 
Regarding Penns Creek Massacre.
 
Wide view of the Penns Creek Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Penns Creek Massacre Marker
 
The body of water Penns Creek separates the town of Selinsgrove from the Susquehanna River. North of this marker it turns west into the mountains.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Snyder County Post: The Penns Creek Massacre of 1755. (Submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The Paranormal Pastor - The Restless Spirits of the Pennís Creek Massacre. (Submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 889 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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