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Wyoming in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Bloody Rock

 
 
The Bloody Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
1. The Bloody Rock Marker
Inscription. On the night of July 3, 1778, after the Battle of Wyoming, fourteen or more captive American soldiers were murdered here by a maul wielded by a revengeful Indian woman, traditionally but not certainly identified as "Queen Esther."
 
Erected 1962.
 
Location. 41° 18.485′ N, 75° 49.927′ W. Marker is in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Susquehanna Avenue. Touch for map. Between 7th and 8th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wyoming PA 18644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield of Wyoming (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Ann Bernatitus (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyoming.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Bloody Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
2. The Bloody Rock Marker
This was the original marker placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1895
The Bloody Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
3. The Bloody Rock Marker
The Bloody Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 11, 2009
4. The Bloody Rock Marker
Close up of the "ROCK". The grate is there because people were chipping off bits of the rock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,501 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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