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Tunkhannock in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Wyoming County

Wyoming County Marker image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
1. Wyoming County Marker

Formed on April 4, 1842 out of Luzerne County. The name, honoring the Wyoming Valley, is derived from and Indian word meaning “extensive meadows.” County seat of Tunkhannock was settled 1790; incorporated 1841. Sullivan’s March passed through in August 1779.
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1564.
Location. 41° 32.401′ N, 75° 56.859′ W. Marker is in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Warren Street. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Court House Square, Tunkhannock PA 18657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Monument (here, next to this marker); The Freedom Tree (about 300 feet away, measured

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in a direct line); The Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 (about 600 feet away); Sullivan's March (about 600 feet away); Discover Tunkhannock (about 700 feet away); Tunkhannock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter B. Tewksbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunkhannock.
Wyoming County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
2. Wyoming County Marker
Wyoming County Courthouse in background
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2011.   2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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