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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Northumberland County, PA (89) Columbia County, PA (66) Dauphin County, PA (307) Juniata County, PA (15) Lycoming County, PA (195) Montour County, PA (23) Perry County, PA (53) Schuylkill County, PA (70) Snyder County, PA (35) Union County, PA (80)  NorthumberlandCounty(89) Northumberland County (89)  ColumbiaCounty(66) Columbia County (66)  DauphinCounty(307) Dauphin County (307)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  LycomingCounty(195) Lycoming County (195)  MontourCounty(23) Montour County (23)  PerryCounty(53) Perry County (53)  SchuylkillCounty(70) Schuylkill County (70)  SnyderCounty(35) Snyder County (35)  UnionCounty(80) Union County (80)
Sunbury is the county seat for Northumberland County
Adjacent to Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
      Columbia County (66)  
      Dauphin County (307)  
      Juniata County (15)  
      Lycoming County (195)  
      Montour County (23)  
      Perry County (53)  
      Schuylkill County (70)  
      Snyder County (35)  
      Union County (80)  
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1Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Dalmatia, Lower Mahanoy Township — Dalmatia
Formerly Georgetown Renamed for shore resemblance to Dalmatia Coast of Europe. Founded 1798Map (db m218080) HM
2Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Elysburg, Ralpho Township — Character Cutouts — Knoebels Groves
Character cutouts were made by artist Frank Meisel who was hired by Pete Knoebel around 1950 to paint everything from signs to scenery panels. The clown appeared at Burch Drug Store in Elysburg to announce the entertainment for the weekend and . . . Map (db m122681) HM
3Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Elysburg, Ralpho Township — Knoebel's Wurlitzer 165 Organ
Built in 1907 as a Barrel organ in North Tonawanda NY. organ Co. and converted about 1914 by Wurlitzer Co. to a double paper roll system, it was obtained by Knoebel's in 1948 from Croop's Glen Park, Hunlock's Creek, Pa. During the winter of . . . Map (db m166174) HM
4Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Elysburg, Ralpho Township — Stein & Goldstein Carousel
The 28 horses on this carousel were hand-carved in 1912 by Solomon Stein & Harry Goldstein of Brooklyn, N.Y. Purchased by Lawrence Knoebel in 1948 from Croop's Glen Park, Hunlock Creek, Penna., it was used at nearby fairs and carnivals. It was . . . Map (db m122672) HM
5Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Herndon — Herndon Formerly Trevorton Junction
By deed dated Oct. 7, 1750, Richard and Thomas Penn conveyed the land upon which Herndon is located to Conrad Weiser for negotiating the Treaty of 1749 with the Indians. In 1850, the Trevorton, Mahanoy and Susquehanna Railway Co. erected a railroad . . . Map (db m14912) HM
6Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Herndon, Jackson Township — Herndon
Millersburg-15 Herndon Named for Commodore Herdon, U. S. N. Founded 1854Map (db m218070) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Herndon, Jackson Township — John Scull Trading Post
In 1701, here, John Scull operated a trading post. He was the first known Englishman to visit the Indian village of "Shamokin" and was here as late as 1729. On October 17, 1750 Thomas and Richard Penn executed a deed for this land, including in . . . Map (db m14403) HM
8Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Herndon, Jackson Township — Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain
Line Mountain, established 8/22/1749 by treaty negotiated by Conrad Weiser and Canassatego, Chief of the Onondaga Indians, extended from the Susquehanna to the Delaware River, and was the northern boundary of the province of PA. for almost 20 years. . . . Map (db m14402) HM
9Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Mandata, Jackson Township — Mandata
Named for Indian girl who lived where the town is now located Founded 1880Map (db m218081) HM
10Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — "Remembrance of Things Past"
In 1971, Fred G. Hastings, who had been the editor of the Milton Standard, 1910 to 1956, returned to write a special series of articles for the newspaper called "Remembrance of Things Past." Among many personal accounts of early Milton, several of . . . Map (db m87622) HM
11Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Adult Baseball, Softball, and Basketball Programs
Baseball has been a very popular sport in Milton for many years. The numerous leagues date back to the late 1890's. Probably the shortest-lived league started one week before the Spanish-American War in 1898, folding after little more than a . . . Map (db m87618) HM
12Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Broadway House / Milton YMCA — Capitol Theater Tribute
A major consideration following the Great Milton Fire of 1880 was the housing of out-of-town construction workers to rebuild Milton. Therefore, reconstruction of the town's hotels was a top priority, and it is said that the Broadway House was the . . . Map (db m191563) HM
13Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Capitol Theater Tribute
[left side] Above — the Betsy Ross Tea Room, located at 16 Broadway was founded by Nick Orphan, who occupied several shops on Broadway. Left — the famed Leeser's Shoe Store was established in 1940 at 18 Broadway. Francis "Doc" Leeser is on . . . Map (db m191586) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Chef Boy-Ar-Dee — Industries of Milton
Undoubtedly, the most famous family in Milton's industrial history was the Boiardis — brothers Hector, Paul, and Mario. The Chef Boiardi Food Products Company was established in Milton in 1938. In an effort to help non-Italian Americans pronounce . . . Map (db m178196) HM
15Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Clinger Lumber Company / Kepler Brothers Trucking Company — Major Businesses of Milton
Clinger Lumber CompanyThe oldest, continuously-operated major business in Milton is Clinger Lumber Company, founded in 1854. Many of the older framed residence and business structures in the Milton area were built from materials . . . Map (db m191591) HM
16Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Milton Car Works / ACF Industries — Industries of Milton
Milton Car Works, now ACF, is Milton's oldest industry. Samuel Wilson Murray, William Dougal, John McCleery, and Charles McCormick founded Murray, Dougal & Co., in 1864. Within a year, production began with an order for ten gondola cars . . . Map (db m178272) HM
17Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Milton's Early Park and Recreation Programs
In 1948, the Milton Borough Recreation Commission was formed and during the summer months four community parks were used under organized supervision for youth programs. The parks included Center Street, Marsh Park, Lincoln Street and Pollock . . . Map (db m87617) HM
18Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Milton's Railroads — Transportation
The Catawissa Railroad, later to become a part of the Philadelphia and Reading System, finished laying the first rails into Milton on September 23, 1854. The next day, the first locomotive steamed into town, which was the western most destination . . . Map (db m178175) HM
19Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — On This Site Stood the Second Stone House in Milton
It was built in 1803 by Peter Swartz for Dr. James Dougal, Milton's first permanent physician and the ancestor of a long line of physicians to practice in this community. It survived the great Milton fire of 1880, and was demolished in 1974. Stones . . . Map (db m87628) HM
20Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Other Industries of Milton — Industries of Milton
Charles A. Godcharles founded the C.A. Godcharles & Company in 1875 to manufacture iron and steel cut nails, spikes, and muck bars. The plant was located south of Cameron Avenue. Twenty years later, his son Frederic reorganized the company as the . . . Map (db m178281) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Riverside Park
Riverside Park was located along the Susquehanna River between Milton and Watsontown, where Fort Boone Campground is now located. Owned by the Lewisburg, Milton and Watsontown (L.M.& W.) Passenger Railroad Company, it was built as an attraction for . . . Map (db m87625) HM
22Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Rotary Centennial Park — Governor James Pollock / In God We Trust
The center of the Milton Historic Downtown Walking Tour logo is a reproduction of the design used on the 1864 two-cent coin, which was the first coin minted by the United States with the inscription "In God We Trust." The Director of the Mint at . . . Map (db m87630) HM
23Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Rotary Centennial Park — The Port of Milton
The lower Limestone Run area of Milton, bordered by Broadway, Front, Mahoning, and Filbert Streets, had already begun to develop mostly as an industrial and business area in the early 1800's. While the east side of Front Street was mostly occupied . . . Map (db m87634) HM
24Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Samuel J. Shimer & Sons / Milton Manufacturing Co. — Industries of Milton
Samuel J. Shimer came to Milton in 1871 to assist his brother, George, in operating a lumber mill under the name of Applegate, Shimer & Company. They built a small machine shop along with the mill, and it was here that Samuel and George Shimer . . . Map (db m178190) HM
25Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Broadway Lunch / Sunseri's Fruit Market — Capitol Theater Tribute
[left side] Above — upper left photo is the interior of the Broadway Lunch, which was opened in 1923 by George Callos, standing to the left. Peter D. Pappas was his partner. The Golfieris acquired the business in 1946. They are in the right . . . Map (db m191577) HM
26Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Capitol Theater — Capitol Theater Tribute
One of the most memorable landmarks in Milton's downtown was the Capitol Theater, which opened June 30, 1934 showing "Baby Take a Bow" starring Shirley Temple and James Dunn. Also on the bill were a cartoon, "Beauty and the Beast," a travel film, . . . Map (db m191567) HM
27Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Founding of Milton — Limestone Run / The Founding of Milton
The first European settlers in this area came primarily from eastern Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey and Delaware. They were mostly English, German, Irish, and Scotch. Among the best known of these early settlers was Marcus Huling, who built a . . . Map (db m178306) HM
28Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Hastings Printing Company — Major Businesses of Milton
Milton's first newspaper was the Miltonian, making its first publication on Sept. 21, 1816 only several months before the borough was even incorporated. Henry Frick was the first publisher. There were many other newspapers throughout the . . . Map (db m191588) HM
29Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The L.M. & W. Trolley Company — Transportation
Electricity made its debut in Milton in the latter part of the 1800's, when in 1891 a small power plant was built by the Pennsylvania General Electric Company. The power plant was taken over by the Lewisburg, Milton, and Watsontown (L.M.&W.) . . . Map (db m178176) HM
30Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Milton Fair
The Milton Fair was first held in 1885. The annual event was conducted each fall and soon grew to become one of the largest annual events in the state. The organization that operated it was the Milton Driving Park and Fair Association. Located on . . . Map (db m87623) HM
31Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Milton Symphony Orchestra — Capitol Theater Tribute
Milton earned prominence in the musical world because it was the smallest community in the United States to support a full symphonic orchestra, performing regular concerts each season. The Milton Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1919 and conducted by . . . Map (db m191566) HM
32Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The Turbot Hills Golf Club
The Otzinachson Country Club, built in the 1920's, was a 9-hole course for many years. The unusual name "Otzinachson" was derived from the Indian name given to the Susquehanna River, meaning "the river of caves." Over the years, the club grew in . . . Map (db m87620) HM
33Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — The West Branch of the Pennsylvania Canal System — Limestone Run / The Founding of Milton
In March 1828, the state legislature authorized the construction of the "canal system" so that the products of Pennsylvania could be transported effectively. The West Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal System started at Muncy, went through . . . Map (db m178289) HM
34Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton — Welcome to Lincoln Park — The History of Lincoln Park
The first settler of Milton was Marcus Huling, who established a tavern in 1772 along the Susquehanna River at this location, which is now Lincoln Park. The British and Seneca Indians stormed and burned the famed Fort Freeland located north of . . . Map (db m87626) HM
35Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, West Chillisquaque Township — Bucknell University
Organized in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg by the Baptist Church. Named Bucknell University in 1886, honoring William Bucknell, donor and trustee. Degrees first conferred upon women students in 1885.Map (db m87636) HM
36Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, West Chillisquaque Township — Shikellamy's Town
The earlier residence of the noted Oneida chief was near here. As the Six Nations' overseer or vice-regent of the Delaware and other refugee Indians, he spent the most of his time from 1728 to 1748 at Shamokin, now Sunbury, where he died.Map (db m87635) HM
37Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, West Chillisquaque Township — West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail
A journey down the West Branch tells the tale of lumbering in Pennsylvania, from the early lumber mills to today's sustainable forests. As you float downstream you will see the legacy of lumber; the "rafting points" used by river pilots to navigate . . . Map (db m87639) HM
38Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Montandon — Sodom School
Octagonal schoolhouse built approximately 1812 in use until 1915 Property of the Milton Area School DistrictMap (db m182688) HM
39Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Montandon, West Chillisquaque Township — 2nd/Lt. George H. Ramer, U.S.M.C.R.
🎖️ "Medal of honor" -Posthumous- 2nd./Lt. George H. Ramer, U.S.M.C.R. Killed in Action September 12, 1951 "Heartbreak Ridge" -Korean War- To his memory this flag is dedicated Semper fidelis [Always . . . Map (db m176931) WM
40Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Montandon, West Chillisquaque Township — Montandon
Named for Peter Montandon, famous Huguenot leader. Formerly Cameronia. Founded 1825Map (db m176929) HM
41Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Montandon, West Chillisquaque Township — Veterans Memorial — May 26, 1996 — Post #841 —
This monument is dedicated to peace and held forth in memory to all who served from Post #841Map (db m176930) WM
42Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Montandon, West Chillisquaque Township — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to Sgt. Ray L. Ulrich who paid the Ultimate Sacrifice June 2, 1969 - Vietnam Robert M. Graham, CPL/U.S.M.C., 2nd Light Armored Recon-Bn, 1991 - 1995 G.M. Campbell Jr., A.B.C.M. (A.W.), . . . Map (db m176935) WM
43Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Montandon, West Chillisquaque Township — War Against Terrorism Memorial
This Monument is dedicated to all those who served in Iraq & Afghanistan in the War against Terrorism.Map (db m176936) WM
44Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Mount Carmel — Gen. James M. Gavin (1907-1990)
U.S. Army officer; he rose to lieutenant general, 1955. Military tactician & strategist of airborne operations and limited wars. In World War II a paratrooper, regimental & division commander, 82nd Airborne Division; was in Sicily, Salerno, . . . Map (db m212748) HM
45Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — 1st. Lt. Carl F. Cooke — 1911 - 1944 — in loving memory of our son —
Who dared to die that we might live. Born in Northumberland Pa. Son of Geo. & Margaret Cooke Enlisted in 102 Cavalry - Served 4 years W.W.II Wounded in France Sept. 14 1944 Killed in Holland Oct. 27 1944. Awarded Silver Star for . . . Map (db m119839) WM
46Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — American Chemical Society / Joseph Priestley
On July 31 - August 1, 1874, chemists from 15 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and England met here to celebrate the centennial of the discovery of oxygen by Priestley. Discussions at that meeting led to the founding in 1876 of the . . . Map (db m176925) HM
47Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Civil War Memorial
Erected by Capt. James Taggart Post, No. 350, Dept. Pa., G.A.R., to the memory of Soldiers of the War of 1861-1865. "Left on the field of battle to moan out, all alone, the death rattle." Capt. James Taggart, Co. B, 5th . . . Map (db m119767) WM
48Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Joseph Priestley
The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum.Map (db m87649) HM
49Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Joseph Priestley
In this house lived worked died Joseph Priestley born 1733 died 1804 clergyman scientist author discoverer of oxygen Map (db m176927) HM
50Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel
Building Erected 1834 Rededicated as a Memorial 1910Map (db m167290) HM
51Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Joseph Priestley House
Home, 1794 - 1804 of the noted English scientist. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.Map (db m87643) HM
52Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Joseph Priestley House — Northumberland, Pennsylvania 1798 — National Historic Chemical Landmark —
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) — Unitarian minister, teacher, author, natural philosopher, discoverer of oxygen, and friend of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson — supervised the construction of this house and laboratory from 1794 to 1798, then . . . Map (db m176924) HM
53Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Joseph Priestley Museum
The retrieval and preservation of the home of Joseph Priestley is due to the thought and action of George Gilbert Pond chemist, teacher, friend Born 1861 - Died 1920 Professor of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State College for . . . Map (db m176926) HM
54Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Address by President Lincoln at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery November 19, 1863. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the . . . Map (db m167294) HM
55Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Pennsylvania Canal
The North Branch and West Branch Divisions, built 1828-34, joined here in Northumberland at a canal basin. Boats with coal from Nanticke or lumber from Williamsport locked down into the river nearby and re-entered the Canal on the west bank.Map (db m14327) HM
56Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — The Old Log House
. . . Map (db m167286) HM
57Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library — 1925
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m167281) HM
58Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Town Clock and Chimes
Dedicated to the men and women of Northumberland and Point Twp. who devotedly served their country in World War IIMap (db m176923) WM
59Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Veterans Memorial
In memory of our valiant and honored comrades buried in this cemetery. Grant them peace and eternal rest. Dedicated Nov. 11, 1994Map (db m119838) WM
60Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Northumberland and Point Township who have honorably served their country in the Armed Forces of the United StatesMap (db m167298) WM
61Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — War Memorial
Let us hold in honored memory those men and women from Northumberland and Point Township who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country in all wars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ War World I [sic] John Fletcher • Clair . . . Map (db m167297) WM
62Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland — Wyoming Path
Section of the Iroquois Warriors Path, following the Susquehanna from the Wyoming Valley to Shamokin, now Sunbury. U.S. 11 follows its general route. South of here the trail crossed to Shamokin Island.Map (db m87648) HM
63Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland, Point Township — Joseph Priestley
The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland, 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum.Map (db m120475) HM
64Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Northumberland, Point Township — Pennsylvania Canal — North Branch Division
This Division, built 1829-32, carried coal until 1901, from Nanticoke mines to Northumberland, and from there to inland towns and seaport cities. From Lackawanna Creek downwards there were 2 dams, 14 locks, and 7 aqueducts. Traces of towpath and . . . Map (db m87646) HM
65Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Beck House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m205039) HM
66Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Danville-Pottsville R.R.
Opened Sunbury to Paxinos in 1835, operated on wood rails by horsepower. Steam locomotive first used in 1838; and iron rails, 1853. The terminal was nearby; here anthracite was loaded on canal boats for shipment to Philadelphia, Baltimore.Map (db m14389) HM
67Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — First Electric Light
First successful use of a three-wire electric lighting system was made July 4, 1883, in the City Hotel building in Sunbury. Thomas A. Edison directed the work. The Edison Electric Illuminating Co. plant was at 4th and Vine Street.Map (db m14352) HM
68Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — For Those Who Served
When Imperial Germany surrendered at the end of World War I in 1918, many of its cannon were sent to the United States as war trophies. This cannon was acquired by the City of Sunbury and Milton Jarret Norman American Legion Post 201 and placed in . . . Map (db m87661) HM
69Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Fort Augusta
Built in 1756-57 by Cols. Burd and Clapham and the key frontier outpost of the region. Mansion built 1852.Map (db m14359) HM
70Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838)
Mozart's librettist in the 1780s for "The Marriage of Figaro," "Don Giovanni," and "Cosi fan tutte" came to America in 1805 and lived in Sunbury from June 1811 to August 1818. Da Ponte wrote that on visiting Sunbury, the adopted home of his wife's . . . Map (db m87684) HM
71Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Northumberland Civil War Memorial
West Side Give them the meed they have won in the past Give them the honors their merits forecast Give them the chaplets they won in the strife Give them the laurels they lost with their life.South side Erected to the Memory of the . . . Map (db m87652) WM
72Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Northumberland County
Formed March 21, 1772 from Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford and Northampton counties. Some 27 counties today occupy its once vast area. Sunbury, the county seat, was laid out 1772. Site of Fort Augusta, a key post built 1756-57.Map (db m87686) HM
73Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Shikellamy
Oneida chief and overseer or vice-regent of the Six Nations asserting Iroquois domination over conquered Delaware and other tribes. He lived at Shamokin Indian town, Sunbury, from about 1728 until his death, 1748. Said to be buried near here.Map (db m14371) HM
74Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Shikellamy
Erected as a memorial to Shikellamy, also Swataney, "Our Enlightener," the Representative of the Six Nations in this province. First sent to Shamokin (Sunbury) in 1728; appointed vicegerent in 1745. Died Dec. 6, 1758; He was buried near this spot. . . . Map (db m14374) HM
75Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Shikellamy's Profile
If you stand on this spot and look across the Susquehanna River toward the bridge on the right, you can see the face of Chief Shikellamy profiled in the cliff above the opposite shore. Visible are his hairline, forehead and nose. In colonial times, . . . Map (db m14373) HM
76Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Sunbury
Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporation Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.Map (db m14390) HM
77Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Sunbury
Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporation Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.Map (db m87690) HM
78Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Sunbury
Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General William Maclay. Borough incorporation Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.Map (db m95244) HM
79Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Sunbury War Memorials
Center Monument Erected to the Memory of The World War Heroes by The Sunbury Civic Club Nov. 11, 1921 J. MacBrill • Raymond Barnasconi • Harold G. Edwards • Hunter Foulkrod • Herbert E. Kaufman • Milton J. Norman • Roy A. Thomas • Willis L. . . . Map (db m87658) WM
80Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — The Hotel Edison — Erected in Honor of Thomas A. Edison
This tablet commemorates the installation at Sunbury PA., of the first three-wire central station incandescent electric lighting plant in the world. On the night of July 4, 1883, Thomas A. Edison, the creator of the incandescent lamp, and inventor . . . Map (db m89742) HM
81Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — The Sullivan Expedition
. . . Map (db m14370) HM
82Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — Thompson's Rifle Battalion: — Capt. John Lowdon's Company
Recruited from nearby points in June 1775, Lowdon's Company was part of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress. Among those who entered Continental service in this company was Timothy Murphy, whose many feats of marksmanship were . . . Map (db m14360) HM
83Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury — William Maclay
Lived in the house opposite 1773-86, and then moved to Harrisburg. Member of the first U.S. Senate; wrote a famous Journal of its debates. A critic of Washington and Hamilton; pioneer leader of Jeffersonian democracy. He helped survey Sunbury, 1772.Map (db m14388) HM
84Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury, Jackson Township — Tulpehocken Path
The Indian Ambassadors Road turned east near here over the hills to the Tulpehocken Valley. Used by Iroquois chiefs from Onondaga, now Syracuse, carrying peace wampum from the "Fire that Never Dies" to Philadelphia. Often traveled by Shickellamy.Map (db m14405) HM
85Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury, Upper Augusta Township — The Bloody Spring
Here during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763), one colonial soldier venturing from the garrison at nearby Fort Augusta, was fatally shot by an Indian foe. His blood is said to have crimsoned its waters.Map (db m87688) HM
86Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbotville, Delaware Township — Col. Matthew Smith
Captain of Lancaster Co. militia with Col. Benedict Arnold on 1775 midwinter march to Quebec. In 1779, served as Vice-President of Pennsylvania Council. Died in 1794; buried here in an unmarked grave.Map (db m87581) HM
87Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbotville, Delaware Township — Fort Freeland
Jacob Freeland's house was stockaded in 1778 as a protection against Indians. On July 29, 1779 it was taken by British and Indians. The garrison of 21 were killed or taken prisoner. The site is a quarter-mile from here.Map (db m87576) HM
88Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbotville, Delaware Township — Fort Freeland — The Sullivan Expedition Against The Iroquois Indians 1779
Mill built in 1773 and stockaded in 1778 by Jacob Freeland. Attacked, captured and destroyed by British Tories and Seneca Indians July 28, 1779. 108 settlers killed or taken prisoner.Map (db m87579) HM
89Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Watsontown, Delaware Township — 249 — Warrior Run Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Named for Indian occupation of the region. Presbyterian landmark. A log church was here in 1789. The present building erected in 1835. Restored in 1947 by Warrior Run Chapter D.A.R., aided by descendants and friends.Map (db m122484) HM
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