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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.
Photographed By Peter Sauvigne
1. Nicholas DuPuy Marker
Inscription.  

The first settler of Shawnee. In 1727 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1727.
 
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. Just North of Shawnee General Store behind white picket fence with small "Welcome" sign. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 553 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware PA 18356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Worthington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas Depuy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sunfish Pond (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey); Waring Drive (approx. 2˝ miles away); John Philip Sousa (approx. 2˝ miles away); War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shawnee on Delaware.
 
More about this marker. Marker is near site of grist mill that DuPuy built which stood until about 1903
 
from the roadside, Welcome to enter image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Sauvigne
2. from the roadside, Welcome to enter
Grist Mill no longer standing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, circa 1901
3. Grist Mill no longer standing
Shawnee General Store in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Peter Sauvigne of Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 119 times this year. 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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