“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tunkhannock in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Wyoming County

Wyoming County Marker image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
1. Wyoming County Marker
Inscription. Formed on April 4, 1842 out of Luzerne County. The name, honoring the Wyoming Valley, is derived from and Indian word meaning “extensive meadows.” County seat of Tunkhannock was settled 1790; incorporated 1841. Sullivanís March passed through in August 1779.
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 32.401′ N, 75° 56.859′ W. Marker is in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County. Marker is on Warren Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunkhannock PA 18657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (here, next to this marker); Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sullivan's March (about 600 feet away); Tunkhannock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter B. Tewksbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christy Mathewson (approx. 9 miles away); Wyolutimunk (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Sullivan's March (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tunkhannock.
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical Subdivisions
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