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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scranton

 
 
Scranton Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Scranton Marker
Inscription.  Ebenezer Slocum built his built his first house, and made the first iron here prior to 1800. Its founding, naming, and growth as a city were due to George W. Scranton and associates. Leader in iron and steel for 60 years after its founding, 1840.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 41° 23.796′ N, 75° 41.336′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Avenue and Rundle Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Avenue. The marker is located in front of the Taylor Shopping Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1325 South Main Avenue, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker Colliery Mine Tunnels (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baker Colliery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site
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By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Scranton Marker
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(approx. one mile away); Education (approx. one mile away); Roaring Brook (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Schmidt Park History (approx. one mile away); Founding Members of St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. History Lackawanna Valley: Scranton. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Reminiscences of The Early History of Dark Hollow, Slocum Hollow, Harrison Lackawanna Iron Works.... (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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