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Conestoga in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Conestoga Indian Town

 
 
Conestoga Indian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Conestoga Indian Town Marker
Inscription.  The Conestoga Indians lived in scattered settlements along this stream. They were the last of the once mighty Susquehannocks. Their final location was the Conestoga Indian Town which was along the road leading to Creswell. William Penn visited the Conestoga Indians in 1701. The remnants of this tribe were massacred by the Paxton boys in December 1763.
 
Erected by Safe Harbor Water Power Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Events.
 
Location. 39° 56.332′ N, 76° 23.264′ W. Marker is in Conestoga, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on River Road (Pennsylvania Route 3030) 0.1 miles south of Safe Harbor Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conestoga PA 17516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Conestoga (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cost of Dynamite (approx.
Conestoga River at marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Conestoga River at marker.
Conestoga River empties into the nearby Susquehanna River.
3.4 miles away); Moving Heaven and Earth (approx. 4 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 4 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 4.4 miles away); Servicing a Freight Road (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conestoga.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Conestoga Indian Massacre of 1763
 
Additional keywords. Genocide
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,016 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on November 17, 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.
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