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

Luzerne County

 
 
Luzerne County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
1. Luzerne County Marker
Inscription. Formed September 25, 1786 from Northumberland County. Named for Chevalier de la Luzerne. Wilkes-Barre, the county seat, was settled 1769. A center of the Yankee-Pennamite Wars (begun 1769) and 1902 Anthracite Strike, conflicts that changed America.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.095′ N, 75° 52.69′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of North River Street and West North Street, on the right when traveling south on North River Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Luzerne County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Wilkes Barre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyoming Division Canal (about 700 feet away); Wilkes-Barre Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); William G. McGowan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel J. Flood (approx.
Wide view of the Luzerne County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
2. Wide view of the Luzerne County Marker
The marker standing in front of the Luzerne County Courthouse.
0.4 miles away); Min L. Matheson (approx. half a mile away); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Luzerne County: History of Luzerne County. (Submitted on June 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Luzerne County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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