Formed on February 21, 1810 out of Luzerne County. Named for Susquehanna River. Home of Galusha A. Grow, sponsor of 1862 Homestead Act. Montrose, county seat incorporated 1824, was an early Abolitionist center and stop on the Underground Railroad.
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 50.034′ N, 75° 52.61′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Lake Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Monument Square, Montrose PA 18801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homestead Bill of 1862 (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna County Courthouse, First Jail, and Second Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Borthwick (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.