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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shikellamy

 
 
Shikellamy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Shikellamy Marker
Inscription.  Oneida chief and overseer or vice-regent of the Six Nations asserting Iroquois domination over conquered Delaware and other tribes. He lived at Shamokin Indian town, Sunbury, from about 1728 until his death, 1748. Said to be buried near here.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 52.558′ N, 76° 47.532′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on North Front Street (State Highway 147), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (a few steps from this marker); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Augusta (within shouting distance of this marker); Shikellamy's Profile
Shikellamy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
2. Shikellamy Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Shikellamy (about 800 feet away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 0.7 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 . . .
1. Shikellamy. A biography of the Oneida chief. (Submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Shikellamy - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
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 897 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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