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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilkes-Barre

 
 
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By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
1. Wilkes-Barre Marker
Kidder St. (Rt. 315) off Rt. 115/309 near Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre
Inscription.  Laid out 1770 by a group of Connecticut settlers, on land claimed by that state. Seat of "County of Westmoreland," erected 1776. Near here took place the Wyoming Massacre, 1778, and the "Pennamite Wars" of 1769-72 and 1784.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 15.023′ N, 75° 50.404′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Kidder Street (State Highway 115), on the right when traveling west. Located near Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rev. John J. Curran (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away);
Wilkes-Barre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
2. Wilkes-Barre Marker
Marker 1 - Kidder St. (Rt. 315) off Rt. 115/309 near Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre
Rev. Joseph Murgas (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Permanent Settlement in the Wyoming Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Connecticut Settlement (approx. 1.6 miles away); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
More about this marker. There are three markers with the same text and they are located in 3 different parts of Wilkes-Barre
 
Also see . . .  City of Wilkes-Barre. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wilkes-Barre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
3. Wilkes-Barre Marker
Marker 2 - Route 309 near Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre (Right across from the big cow!)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,224 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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