Named for Nanticoke Indians from Maryland, who settled here about 1750. Adopted in 1753 by the Six Nations, they settled at Chenango, near Birmhampton, N,.Y., to guard the "Southern Door" of the Confederacy.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 11.963′ N, 76° 0.026′ W. Marker is in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Street and Prospect Street, on the right when traveling east on Ridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Nanticoke Municipal Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East Ridge Street, Nanticoke PA 18634, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Coal Miners Memorial Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Pete Gray Wyshner (approx. 1.3 miles away); Concrete City (approx. 1.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nanticoke.
Also see . . .
1. Nanticoke PA Official Website
2. The Nanticoke Indian Tribe. (Submitted on July 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. (Submitted on July 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.