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Tionesta in Forest County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Damascus

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Damascus Marker
Inscription.  Later name of Zeisberger's "Lower Town," located on opposite side of river here. Residence of a Seneca sentinel chief at the time. Town name was taken from the Munsee word, "muskrat."
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 30.465′ N, 79° 27.112′ W. Marker is in Tionesta, Pennsylvania, in Forest County. Marker is on Elm Street (U.S. 62) 0.2 miles south of Pigeon Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Elm Street, Tionesta PA 16353, 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. Forest County (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Forest County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lieutenant John Range (approx. 0.8 miles away); Howard Zahniser
Damascus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Damascus Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Tionesta (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hunters Station Bridge Bearing Block (approx. 1.1 miles away); When Timber Was King (approx. 1.1 miles away); Refugee Towns (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tionesta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 8, 2017, by Edward Terry Ashbaugh of Tidioute, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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