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Wilsonville in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History of Wilsonville, PA

Wallenpaupack Lake Trail

 
 
History of Wilsonville, PA Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 12, 2020
1. History of Wilsonville, PA Marker
Inscription.  

The town of Wilsonville, which was once the county seat, was located under where Lake Wallenpaupack is today. It was named for James Wilson, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Although it is a myth that there is a town under the lake, there still might be some old foundations and stone walls found beneath the water.

[Historic post card photo captions, clockwise from right, read]
• The Paupack Bridge from Wayne to Pike COUNTY

• Unidentified homestead beside river

• Road View at Willsenville, Near Hawley, Pa.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 26.949′ N, 75° 10.733′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker is on Lake Wallenpaupack Road (U.S. 6) 0.2 miles south of Wilsonville Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the grounds of the Pocono Mountains Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2512 US 6, Hawley PA 18428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History on Lake Wallenpaupack (here, next to this marker); Wallenpaupack River (here, next to this marker); Boating on Lake Wallenpaupack (here, next to this marker); Farm Land to Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Tafton Dike (approx. half a mile away); Hawley's Historic Downtown (approx. 2 miles away); Hawley School Bell (approx. 2 miles away); History of Hawley (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilsonville, Pennsylvania at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lake Wallenpaupack at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
History of Wilsonville, PA Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 12, 2020
2. History of Wilsonville, PA Marker
Visitor Center in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,508 times since then and 439 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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