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Shamokin Dam in Snyder County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sunbury

 
 
Sunbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 15, 2015
1. Sunbury Marker
Inscription. Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporated Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 50.928′ N, 76° 49.17′ W. Marker is in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, in Snyder County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 11/15 and E. 8th Avenue on U.S. 11/15. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shamokin Dam PA 17876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sunbury (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Sunbury (approx. one mile away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Electric Light (approx. 1.5 miles away); Northumberland County (approx. 1.6 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sunbury War Memorials (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Sunbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 15, 2015
2. Sunbury Marker
Marker is poorly located with no safe area to stop to read text.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 6 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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