Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Shikellamy, also Swataney, "Our Enlightener,"
the Representative of the Six Nations
in this province.
First sent to Shamokin (Sunbury) in 1728;
appointed vicegerent in 1745. Died Dec. 6, 1758;
He was buried near this spot.
This diplomat and statesman was a
firm friend of the province of
Erected by the Fort Augusta Chapter, D.A.R.
in co-operation with the
Pennsylvania Historical Commission
Erected 1915 by Fort Augusta Chapter, D.A.R. and Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1915.
Location. 40° 52.638′ N, 76° 47.405′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on North Front Street (State Highway 147) near Augusta Street, 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. Fort Augusta (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: (about 700 feet away); The Sullivan Expedition (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Shikellamy (about 800 feet away); Shikellamy's Profile (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Also see . . . Shikellamy. Biography of this Native American leader. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.