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Snyder County Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Wide view of the Schoch Blockhouse Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
Wide view of the Schoch Blockhouse Marker
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Middleburg — Schoch Blockhouse
This pioneer refuge during the Revolutionary War era was located at a spring 30 yards south. Built on Matthias Schoch's tract about 1770 and in use until 1783. — Map (db m43852) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Middleburg — Snyder County
Formed March 2, 1855 out of Union County. The name honors Simon Snyder (Governor, 1808-17) who made his home in Selinsgrove. The county seat of Middleburg was laid out 1800, incorporated 1864. County was scene of the Penns Creek Massacre of 1755. — Map (db m43849) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — “Coxey's Army”
Jacob Sechler Coxey (1854-1951), was born here. In 1894 he led a march of unemployed workers, popularly known as “Coxey's Army,” on Washington. Public works programs and relief measures were asked. This focused attention on the plight of . . . — Map (db m43291) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — 9/11 Memorial

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States of America was jolted into a new reality. Terrorists crashed hijacked airplanes into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., killing and . . . — Map (db m119713) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Albany Purchase
The NE corner of the land deeded the Proprietors by the Six Nations in great council at Albany July 6, 1754, was 1 mile north of Penns Creek. It ran thence "North of the West as far as your Province extends." — Map (db m43295) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Christopher James VialongaFebruary 12, 1971 — September 11, 2001

"Vio," as he was known to friends, worked as a currency trader for Carr Futures in the World Trade Center's north tower. A 1993 graduate of Susquehanna University and a 1989 graduate of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., he loved . . . — Map (db m119716) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Civil War Memorial

To honor the Students, Faculty and Trustees of Missionary Institute who wore the Blue or the Grey in the Civil War of 1861-1865 — Map (db m119709) WM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Class of 1888 Graduation Tree Site

On this site stood the tree planted on its day of graduation by the Class of 1888

Memorial placed 1959 by the sole surviving member of the Class

Dr. John I. Woodruff — Class Members App, Nelson • Royer, N. H. . . . — Map (db m119719) HM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Colleen Monica SupinskiAugust 24, 1974 - September 11, 2001

Colleen was a remarkable friend who always had an encouraging word to offer. She flashed her smile and her sparkling blue eyes to let you know everything would turn out just fine. And then she would help make it so, because she was a great . . . — Map (db m119718) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Erected to the Memory of Simon Snyder
Simon Snyder Born November 5, A.D. 1769 Died November 9, A.D. 1819 1789 Member of the Constitutional Convention 1797-1808, Member of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania 1802-1808, Speaker of the House of Representatives of . . . — Map (db m84418) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg
On October 25,1755 John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg, and a party of 40 men who came up the river to investigate the (John) Penn's Creek Massacre, were ambushed by a party of Indians near the mouth of this creek at the head of the Isle of . . . — Map (db m43884) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Penns Creek Massacre
October 16, 1755, a band of Indians ambushed and killed, wounded, or took captive some 26 settlers of this region. The attack was just west along Penns Creek, and first to follow Braddock's defeat. — Map (db m43293) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Revolutionary War Memorial

Erected to the honor of their Revolutionary Ancestors — Map (db m119708) WM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Simon Snyder
Three-term Governor of the Commonwealth, 1808-1817, and member of the General Assembly, 1797- 1807. Pennsylvania's first governor of German descent. Built this home in the early 1800's, and resided here until his death. Buried in First Lutheran . . . — Map (db m43288) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Susquehanna University
Founded 1858 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as the Missionary Institute and Susquehanna Female College. The present corporate title was adopted in 1895. — Map (db m43239) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre
In commemoration of The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre, which occurred along this stream on October 16, 1755 when the settlers were attacked by the Indians and about 26 were killed, wounded or carried into captivity. This was the first Indian . . . — Map (db m43881) HM
Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Selinsgrove — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to all the brave and courageous men and women who gallantly served to defend our flag and country. May 25, 1985 — Map (db m119707) WM

Pennsylvania (Snyder County), Shamokin Dam — Sunbury
Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporated Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry. — Map (db m84420) HM

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