Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 40° 52.565′ N, 76° 47.512′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on North Front Street (State Highway 147), on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Hunter House Museum, the site of Fort Augusta. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 North Front Street, Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: (here, next to this marker); The Sullivan Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Shikellamy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Shikellamy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shikellamy's Profile (about 700 feet away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Also see . . . The Hunter House Museum. The mansion built in the site of the fort now serves as the County Historical Society office and museum. (Submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.