Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Permanent Settlement in the Wyoming Valley
1762 - 1944
the first permanent settlement
in Wyoming Valley
in the summer of 1762 by a
company of pioneers from Connecticut.
Erected 1944 by Luzerne County Committee, Pennsylvania Society, Colonial Dames of America.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
Location. 41° 15.558′ N, 75° 52.063′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on River Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 575 North River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Joseph Murgas (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Connecticut Settlement (approx. ¼ mile away); War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
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Also see . . . The Connecticut Settlement in the Wyoming Valley (Egle,1893). (Submitted on June 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.