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

Wyoming County

 
 
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August 5, 2011
1. Wyoming County Marker
Inscription. Formed on April 4, 1842 out of Luzerne County. The name, honoring the Wyoming Valley, is derived from and Indian word meaning “extensive meadows.” County seat of Tunkhannock was settled 1790; incorporated 1841. Sullivanís March passed through in August 1779.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 32.401′ N, 75° 56.859′ W. Marker is in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County. Marker is on Warren Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunkhannock PA 18657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (here, next to this marker); Sullivan's March (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 (about 600 feet away); Tunkhannock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter B. Tewksbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Falls North Disaster Urban Renewal Area (approx. 7.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hometown of Christy Mathewson (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunkhannock.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 26, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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