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Wyalusing in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Asylum

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. Asylum Marker
Inscription.  A settlement of French Royalists, who fled the French Revolution in 1793, was established in this valley directly opposite this marker. It was laid out and settled under the direction of Viscount de Noailles and Marquis Antoine Omer Talon. It was hoped that Queen Marie Antoinette might here find safety.

Among many distinguished visitors to this place were Louis Phillipe, Duke of Orleans, later King of France, Prince de Talleyrand, Duke de Montpensier and the Duke de la Rochefoucauld Liancourt.
 
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and Bradford County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 43.871′ N, 76° 17.847′ W. Marker is in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Hwy (US 6). The marker is located at the Marie Antoinette Scenic Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wyalusing PA 18853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Azilum (within shouting distance of this marker); Camptown Races (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lime Hill

Asylum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. Asylum Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Lime Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Limehill Battlefield / Joseph Elliott (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Asylum (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sullivan's March (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sullivan Expedition (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyalusing.
 
More about this marker. Note the difference in spelling of the two adjacent markers.
 
Also see . . .  French Azilum Historic Site. (Submitted on November 10, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
3. The Overlook
The Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
4. The Overlook
Sign at the entrance to the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
5. Sign at the entrance to the Overlook
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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