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

The Sugarloaf Massacre

 
 
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By Kevin W., June 11, 2011
1. The Sugarloaf Massacre Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot occurred
The Sugarloaf Massacre

On September 11, 1780 a detachment of Captain John van Etten's Company, Northampton County Militia, resting at the spring was surprised by a band of Indians and Tories led by the Senece Chief Roland Montour.

Those who perished were:
Captain Daniel Klader
Corporal Samuel Bond
Jacob Arndt • Peter Croom • Philip George • Abraham Klader • John Kouts • James McGraw • Paul Neeley • George Peter Renhart • Jacob Row • George Shilhamer • Abraham Smith • Baltzer Snyder • John Weaver
 
Erected 1933 by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, and the Sugarloaf Commemorative Committee.
 
Location. 40° 59.322′ N, 76° 2.892′ W. Marker is in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Orchard Lane on Walnut Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugarloaf PA 18249, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sugarloaf Massacre (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lattimer Massacre
The Sugarloaf Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 11, 2011
2. The Sugarloaf Massacre Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lattimer Massacre (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lattimer Massacre (approx. 4.2 miles away); Honor Roll of St. Joseph’s Parish (approx. 4.3 miles away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Our Lady of Mount Carmel (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wapwallopen (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,354 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on March 31, 2016, by Joseph Yacowatz of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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