Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thompson's Rifle Battalion:
Capt. John Lowdon's Company
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1775.
Location. 40° 52.562′ N, 76° 47.515′ 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. The Sullivan Expedition (here, next to this marker); Fort Augusta (here, next to this marker); Shikellamy Shikellamy's Profile (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Shikellamy (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 . . . Timothy Murphy, Frontier Rifleman. Murphy's skill with the rifle became the stuff of legends. (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 949 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.