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

Sunbury

 
 
Sunbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Sunbury Marker
Inscription.  Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporation Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 50.842′ N, 76° 48.149′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street and South Front Street (Pennsylvania Highway 147), on the right when traveling north on South 2nd 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sunbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sunbury (approx. 0.9 miles
Sunbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
2. Sunbury Marker
away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Northumberland County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Northumberland Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); For Those Who Served (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sunbury War Memorials (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Also see . . .  History of Sunbury. The town has many stories to tell. (Submitted on December 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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