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Susquehanna Depot in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Susquehanna River

Joseph Smith Property

 
 
The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. The Susquehanna River Marker
Inscription.  Cutting through this valley is the Great Bend of the Susquehanna River, one of the oldest rivers in the world. In the early 19th century, river boatmen navigated vessels laden with lumber and other goods to urban markets, such as Philadelphia. Settlers typically cleared the riverbanks, leaving open fields for grazing cattle and sheep.

Joseph and Emma Smith’s property extended to the river’s midpoint. During the spring floods, the water level rose enough to cover the area just ahead of this marker. Hundreds of boats and rafts pass by in a single day.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 57.028′ N, 75° 38.32′ W. Marker is in Susquehanna Depot, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 171. This site is across the highway from the Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site-Joseph Smith Property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Susquehanna PA 18847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Go, and Be Baptized” (here, next to this marker); Joseph Smith

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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bluestone Mining (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Community Veteran's Service Board (approx. 1.8 miles away); Commemorating 300th Birthday of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
The Susquehanna River Marker is the marker on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. The Susquehanna River Marker is the marker on the left
The Historic Baptism site is near The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
3. The Historic Baptism site is near The Susquehanna River Marker
The Priesthood Restoration site is near The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
4. The Priesthood Restoration site is near The Susquehanna River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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