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Punxsutawney in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Punxsutawney

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 31, 2016
1. Punxsutawney Marker
Inscription.  
Punxsutawney
Name of
Indian origin
Founded
1818

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 56.655′ N, 78° 58.077′ W. Marker is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Mahoning Street (Pennsylvania Route 36) just east of North Penn Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the Punxsutawney Borough Administration building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney PA 15767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barclay Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groundhog Day (approx. one mile away); Charles J. Margiotti (approx. 1.3 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rossiter Strike Injunction (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty (approx. 4.4 miles away); Millstone (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Mahoning (approx. 10˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Punxsutawney.
 
Also see . . .
Punxsutawney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 31, 2016
2. Punxsutawney Marker
 Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (Wikipedia). The area was originally settled by the Lenape (Delaware Native Americans), and the name "Punxsutawney" derives from a Native name in Unami (a Lenape language): Punkwsutčnay, which translates to "town of the sandflies" or "town of the mosquitoes." Settlers drawn by lumbering and coal mining eventually drained the swamps and exterminated the insects. (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Punxsutawney Phil image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 31, 2016
3. Punxsutawney Phil
The Legend
Every February 2nd Punxsutawney Phil appears and forecasts the weather for the next six weeks. A shadow means six more weeks of winter. No sunshine, and hence no shadow, means spring is just around the corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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