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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sunbury

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 12, 2016
1. Sunbury Marker
Inscription.  Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General William Maclay. Borough incorporation Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1797.
 
Location. 40° 51.143′ N, 76° 48.075′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 61 and Front Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 61. Marker is located on the offramp from PA 61 EB to Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Sunbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 0.6 miles away);
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 12, 2016
2. Sunbury Marker
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Northumberland County (approx. ¾ mile away); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (approx. ¾ mile away); First Electric Light (approx. 0.8 miles away); Northumberland Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); For Those Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sunbury War Memorials (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Sunbury, PA. (Submitted on June 17, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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