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

Connecticut Settlement

 
 
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By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
1. Connecticut Settlement Marker
Inscription. The first Connecticut settlement on their Susquehanna Purchase, 1762. Following its destruction by Indians on Oct. 15, 1763, no further settlements were made until 1769.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.368′ N, 75° 52.197′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is at the site of the Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial ( a few steps from this marker); Rev. Joseph Murgas ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Luzerne County ( approx. half a mile away); U.S.S. Wilkes Barre ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyoming Division Canal ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Rev. John J. Curran ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Wilkes-Barre Fort ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Connecticut Settlement - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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By Dominic Deeble
2. Connecticut Settlement Marker
 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
3. Connecticut Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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