Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Shikellamy, also Swataney, "Our Enlightener,"
the Representative of the Six Nations
in this province.
First sent to Shamokin (Sunbury) in 1728;
appointed vicegerent in 1745. Died Dec. 6, 1758;
He was buried near this spot.
This diplomat and statesman was a
firm friend of the province of
Erected by the Fort Augusta Chapter, D.A.R.
in co-operation with the
Pennsylvania Historical Commission
Erected 1915 by Fort Augusta Chapter, D.A.R. and Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 52.638′ N, 76° 47.405′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on North Front Street (State Highway 147) near Augusta Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Augusta (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: (about 700 feet away); The Sullivan Expedition Shikellamy (about 800 feet away); Shikellamy's Profile (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Priestley House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Also see . . . Shikellamy. Biography of this Native American leader. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.