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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Wyoming County, PA (27) Bradford County, PA (117) Lackawanna County, PA (289) Luzerne County, PA (215) Sullivan County, PA (37) Susquehanna County, PA (47)  WyomingCounty(27) Wyoming County (27)  BradfordCounty(117) Bradford County (117)  LackawannaCounty(289) Lackawanna County (289)  LuzerneCounty(215) Luzerne County (215)  SullivanCounty(37) Sullivan County (37)  SusquehannaCounty(47) Susquehanna County (47)
Adjacent to Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
    Bradford County (117)
    Lackawanna County (289)
    Luzerne County (215)
    Sullivan County (37)
    Susquehanna County (47)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Beaumont — World War II Memorial
In honor of those who served during World War II from the Township of Monroe [Roll of Honored Dead] Lawrence Gavek • Clifford Nolton • Joseph Rusinko [Honor Roll of Veterans]Map (db m129722) WM
2Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Black Walnut — Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779Vanderlip's Farm
Fourteen miles from Tunkhannock, Fourth Encampment of Sullivan's Army, on the march from Wyoming to Teaoga August 4-5, 1779, lay on this lowland known as blade Walnut Flats.Map (db m90564) HM
3Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Black Walnut — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan's army camped on the lowland here Aug. 4, 1779. The fourth encampment between Fort Wyoming and Tioga Point.Map (db m90563) WM
4Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Factoryville — Christy Mathewson(1880-1925)
The famed baseball pitcher was born in Factoryville. Attended Keystone Academy, 1895-98; Bucknell University, 1898-1901. He was with the New York Giants, 1900-26, and Cincinnati Reds, 1916-18; pitched 373 winning games, achieving a National League . . . Map (db m89330) HM
5Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Factoryville — Hometown of Christy MathewsonFactoryville
[Marker panels, from left to right, read] The greatest pitcher of the 1st Quarter of the 1900's was raised in Factoryville and graduated from Keystone [Academy, now College]. His reputation as a gentleman rivaled his fame as a pitcher. He joined . . . Map (db m102839) HM
6Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan's army camped on the lowland on the opposite side of the river Aug. 1-2, 1779. It was the second camp from Fort Wyoming at Wilkes-Barre en route to Tioga.Map (db m90606) WM
7Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — Veterans MemorialExeter Township — Falls, PA —
To Honor All Veterans Past, Present, & Future [Armed Services Emblems] For Service to God and CountryMap (db m100939) WM
8Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — West Falls North Disaster Urban Renewal AreaProject No. PA. R-676 (C)
To aid the citizens of Exeter Township in their recovery from the June 1972 "Agnes Flood Disaster" - Executed by - the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Wyoming [officers not transcribed] - In cooperation with - Wyoming County . . . Map (db m100940) HM
9Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — Wyolutimunk
Across the river is the site of the Indian town. "King" Tedyuscung stopped here with Frederick Post, May 17, 1760, on his way to Tioga and the "great concourse in the West."Map (db m90607) HM
10Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Forkston — Unreturned Civil War Soldiers
War of 1861 • 1865. Names of the Unreturned Soldiers of Forkston Twp. ————————— Porter Somers, Syrel A. Adams, Bennett Kasson, Chas. Harris, Geo. and Marvin Robinson, . . . Map (db m139357) WM
11Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Laceyville — Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some ... Some Gave All
In honor and in memory of all from the Laceyville area who served in the Armed Forces ———————— Flagpole in memory of Larry Wiles for his dedicated service to the Laceyville . . . Map (db m109606) WM
12Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Laceyville — War Memorial
In honor of Veterans of All WarsMap (db m109603) WM
13Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Meshoppen — World Wars Memorial
Meshoppen remembers those who died for their country so nobly and gallantly World War II Lt.(JG) John Henry Fassett USNR 1st. Lt. Walter Joseph Fassett AAF 2nd. Lt. Martin Harrison Cortright USA S/Sgt. Jerry Edwin Teetsel . . . Map (db m109857) WM
14Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — Galusha Grow
Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862, Speaker of the House, 1861-63. Returned to Congress 1893-1903. Retired to his home, which stood on this site, until his death in 1907.Map (db m89343) HM
15Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — Tunkhannock Viaduct
This reinforced concrete structure was the largest of its kind ever built when it went into service in 1915 on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. The bridge, 2,375 feet long and rising 240 feet above Tunkhannock Creek, was the focal point . . . Map (db m52940) HM
16Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — Tunkhannock ViaductAKA Nicholson Bridge — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark —
Tunkhannock Viaduct 1912 — Built — 1915 by The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company W. H. Truesdale — President G. J. Ray — Chief Engineer Flickwir & Bush — Contractors Length 2375 feet • . . . Map (db m102847) HM
17Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — World War II Memorial
. . . Map (db m102855) WM
18Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Civil War Monument
Erected in memory of the Soldiers and Sailors from Wyoming County, who fought for the preservation of the Union from 1861 to 1865,Map (db m90585) WM
19Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Discover TunkhannockA Susquehanna Greenway River Town
Tunkhannock is a historic, friendly Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Community, a gateway to the Endless Mountains. Iroquois canoes, pioneers' rafts, canal boats and trains have all passed by this place, where Tunkhannock Creek—the "small . . . Map (db m128232) HM
20Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779
Twelve miles from Quialutimack on the march from Wyoming to Teaoga August 3, 1779 Lay on lowlands between this point and the riverMap (db m90604) WM
21Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan’s army on Aug. 3, 1779 camped by the river. Third camp from Fort Wyoming. Part of the Clinton-Sullivan campaign ending in the rout of the Six Nations Iroquois. The Tory-Indian menace on the frontier was eliminated.Map (db m46560) HM
22Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — The Freedom Tree
Dedicated on November 7, 2009 to all past, present, and future men and women of the United States Armed Forces who stand strong for our freedom. We thank you. The Freedom Tree Project sponsored by donations to the Tunkhannock Tree . . . Map (db m128231) WM
23Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Tunkhannock
The name of a Delaware Indian village located at the mouth of the creek in the mid-18th century. Visited by Cammerhof in 1749. Hays and Tatemy found it deserted in 1758. The name means "small stream."Map (db m90605) HM
24Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Veterans Memorial
"To Our Men and Women, Past, Present, and Future God Bless and Thank You." [Armed Forces Emblems]Map (db m129773) WM
25Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m154397) WM
26Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Walter B. Tewksbury(1876-1968)
Winner of five medals in track & field, 1900 Olympic Games in Paris (two gold, two silver, one bronze). Co-holder, world record, 100 - meter dash, 1900. Member, National Track & Field Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. At the . . . Map (db m90584) HM
27Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Wyoming County
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. Sullivan’s March passed . . . Map (db m46557) HM
 
May. 17, 2021