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

Wilkes-Barre

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
1. Wilkes-Barre Marker
Inscription. Laid out 1770 by a group of Connecticut settlers, on land claimed by that state. Seat of "County of Westmoreland," erected 1776. Near here took place the Wyoming Massacre, 1778, and the "Pennamite Wars" of 1769-72 and 1784.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.164′ N, 75° 53.326′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Market Street. Touch for map. The marker is located at Kirby Park. 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. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Ellen Webster Palmer (approx. half a mile away); Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 109th Field Artillery Battalion (approx. half a mile away); Wyoming Division Canal (approx. half a mile away); U.S.S. Wilkes-Barre (approx. half a mile away); War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Fort Wyoming (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Pennamite Wars 1769 - Society of Colonial Wars. (Submitted on November 16, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentWar, US Revolutionary
 
Wilkes-Barre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
2. Wilkes-Barre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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