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Shawnee on Delaware in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nicholas DuPuy

1682-1762

 
 
Nicholas DuPuy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Sauvigne
1. Nicholas DuPuy Marker
Inscription. The first settler of Shawnee. In 1927 purchased 3000 acres of land including the islands of Shawano and Manwalamink from the Minsi indians. He was a grandson of Nicholas DuPuy and his wife Catherine DeVos, Huguenot refugees from Artois France who, with their sons Nicholas, John and Moses arrived in New Amsterdam in 1662. William Allen in 1750 conveyed Five acres of land to Nicholas DuPuy and others for a Dutch Reformed congregation now the Presbyterian church.
 
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, The Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania, The Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 0.717′ N, 75° 6.649′ W. Marker is in Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on River Road 0 miles south of Hollow Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Just North of Shawnee General Store behind white picket fence with small "Welcome" sign. Marker is at or near this postal address: 553 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware PA 18356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicholas Depuy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smithfield Church
from the roadside, Welcome to enter image. Click for full size.
By Peter Sauvigne
2. from the roadside, Welcome to enter
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Delaware Water Gap (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kittatinny Point (approx. 3.1 miles away in New Jersey); a different marker also named Delaware Water Gap (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Delaware Water Gap (approx. 3.3 miles away); This National Park Is Our Home (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is near site of grist mill that DuPuy built which stood until about 1903
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Grist Mill no longer standing image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1901
3. Grist Mill no longer standing
Shawnee General Store in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Peter Sauvigne of Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA. This page has been viewed 112 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Peter Sauvigne of Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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