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Near Clearfield in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chinklacamoose

 
 
Chinklacamoose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 26, 2014
1. Chinklacamoose Marker
Inscription.  Name of the Indian village located here, and visited by C.F. Post while traveling to an Indian council at Kuskuski in 1758. The later Clearfield is said to get its name from clearings made by grazing bison along nearby creeks.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 0.275′ N, 78° 27.36′ W. Marker is near Clearfield, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street and Clearfield-Shawville Highway (Pennsylvania Route 879), on the right when traveling north on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clearfield PA 16830, 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. Trout Stocking (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kurtz Field (approx. one mile away); Daniel Ogden (approx. 1.2 miles away);
Chinklacamoose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 26, 2014
2. Chinklacamoose Marker
Senator William I. Betts (approx. 1.3 miles away); Murray House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clearfield County's First Jail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dimeling Hotel (approx. 1˝ miles away); The "Public Spirit" (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clearfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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