Founded as a coal-company town around 1882 by the West End Coal Company. Named for Frances Slocum, a girl from Wilkes-Barre, who was kidnapped by Indians after the Battle of Wyoming in 1778.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 41° 8.455′ N, 76° 8.307′ W. Marker is in Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Pond Hill Road (Pennsylvania Route 239) south of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 239), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shickshinny PA 18655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shickshinny (approx. 1.1 miles away); Warriors Path (approx. 2.4 miles away); Union Access (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wapwallopen (approx. 4.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Nescopeck (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania at Wikipedia
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.