Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
Location. 41° 15.368′ N, 75° 52.197′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is at the site of the Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M. (about 600 feet away); First Permanent Settlement in the Wyoming Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Rev. Joseph Murgas (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Luzerne County (approx. half a mile away); Center of Law, Politics and Power (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
Also see . . . Connecticut Settlement - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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