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Washington Boro in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Boro Archaeological Sites

 
 
Washington Boro Archaeological Sites Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Washington Boro Archaeological Sites Marker
Inscription. This area contains one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in Pennsylvania. The sites range from small camps to large villages and cover 11,000 years of Native American culture. the largest villages were built by the Susquehannocks who controlled the fur trade in the region until 1675 when they were overcome by warfare and disease. Archaeology here has shaped our understanding of Native American lifeways.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.445′ N, 76° 28.163′ W. Marker is in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on River Road PA 441, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in parking lot of Washington Boro Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge PA 17502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin Chartier (approx. half a mile away); 40th Parallel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. one mile away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cresap's Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
Susquehanna River as seen from the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Susquehanna River as seen from the marker.
The Susquehanna was the main means of transportaion for the various Native-American tribes that lived in the area.
(approx. 2 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Columbia (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington Boro.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,741 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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