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Mifflinburg in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Jacob LeRoy

 
 
John Jacob LeRoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
1. John Jacob LeRoy Marker
Roadside plaque.
Inscription.  John Jacob LeRoy was killed by the Indians near this spot during the time of the Penns Creek Massacre, October 18, 1755. This was the first act of hostility by the Indians of this Province following the defeat of General Edward Braddock, July 9, 1755. A daughter of John Jacob LeRoy, Marie, and Barbara Leininger were taken captive at this time and taken to the Muskingum in Ohio, from which they escaped several years later and returned to Philadelphia.
 
Erected 1979 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and The Union County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 54.329′ N, 77° 1.656′ W. Marker is in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Road and Dice Road on Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mifflinburg PA 17844, 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
John Jacob LeRoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
2. John Jacob LeRoy Marker
. Fought's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pennsylvania-German Four-square Garden (approx. 1.3 miles away); Exterior Clues to Identify a Town Log House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Story of Little Log House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early Axes (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hints to Dating a Pre-1850 Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Typical Floor Plan of Continental Central Fireplace Log House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Preparing the Logs (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mifflinburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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