Near West Milton in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Shikellamy’s Old Town
On the plain stretching southeast from this ridge was situated the Indian village of Shikellamy’s Old Town, which was visited by Conrad Weiser in 1737, when on his way to Onondaga. Shikellamy was appointed vice-regent of the Iroquois Confederacy in 1745, and made Shamokin (Sunbury) his headquarters.
Erected 1921 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Union County Historical Society, United Evangelical Church Historical Society.
Location. 41° 0.691′ N, 76° 52.085′ W. Marker is near West Milton, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Heritage Road and Shaffer Trail. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Central Oak Heights, a retreat founded by the Bible Conference Society of Central Pennsylvania of the United Evangelical Church. Central Oak Heights is accessable from US-15 South just south of the on ramp from West Milton. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Heritage Road, West Milton PA 17886, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On This Site Stood the Second Stone House in Milton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rotary Centennial Park (approx. 0.7 Rotary Centennial Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shikellamy's Town (approx. 0.9 miles away); Riverside Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Lincoln Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Milton Fair (approx. 0.9 miles away); Adult Baseball, Softball, and Basketball Programs (approx. 0.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located between the Dining Hall and the Shaffer Building on the eastern edge of the retreat.
Also see . . . Sunbury: A History - Shikellamy. (Submitted on June 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 60 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.