“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Manor Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Washington Boro Archaeological Sites

Washington Boro Archaeological Sites Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Washington Boro Archaeological Sites Marker
Inscription.  This area contains one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in Pennsylvania. The sites range from small camps to large villages and cover 11,000 years of Native American culture. the largest villages were built by the Susquehannocks who controlled the fur trade in the region until 1675 when they were overcome by warfare and disease. Archaeology here has shaped our understanding of Native American lifeways.
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1675.
Location. 39° 59.453′ N, 76° 28.158′ W. Marker is in Manor Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on River Road, 0.1 miles south of Penn Street (Pennsylvania Route 999), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2010 River Rd, Washington Boro PA 17582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Susquehanna River as seen from the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Susquehanna River as seen from the marker.
The Susquehanna was the main means of transportaion for the various Native-American tribes that lived in the area.
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin Chartier (approx. half a mile away); 40th Parallel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. one mile away); Latrobe's Survey of the Susquehanna (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gateway to the Bay (approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Dritt Mansion: A Home at the Center of History (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thomas Cresap and the Border War (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor Township.
More about this marker. Marker is in parking lot of Washington Boro Park, south end of PA 441 is at nearby PA 999, but River Road continues south.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,097 times since then and 122 times this year. Last updated on November 7, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022