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Taylor in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Keyser Creek

 
 
Keyser Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Keyser Creek Marker
Inscription. At this point was established the first white settlement in Lackawanna County. In 1769, Timothy Keys, Solomon Hocksey, Andrew Hickman built homes here. In July, 1778, Keys and others were slain by Indians. The Creek is named for Keys.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 23.261′ N, 75° 42.288′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on North Main Street 0.3 miles from Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located on the south bank of Keyser Creek, between the original North Main Street and realigned North Main Street bridges and the stone culvert over the creek. Marker is in this post office area: Taylor PA 18517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scranton (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Avondale Mine Disaster (approx. 2 miles away); Reading #2124 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rahway Valley #15 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grand Trunk Western #6039 (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1865 Inspection Pit (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1902/1937 Roundhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Related marker.
Wide view of the Keyser Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Keyser Creek Marker
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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