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The Conestoga Indian Massacre of 1763
 
Conestoga Indian Town Marker (<i>wide view; showing large boulder upon which marker is mounted</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2018
Conestoga Indian Town Marker (wide view; showing large boulder upon which marker is mounted)
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1Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manor Township — Conestoga Indian Town
On Safe Harbor Road at Indian Marker Road, on the right when traveling north on Safe Harbor Road.
The Conestoga Indians in origin largely the survivors of the defeated ancient Susquehannas or Minquas of Iroquoian stock located their village variously on these lands in the Penn Proprietary Manor of Conestoga chiefly . . . Map (db m161269) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manor Township — Conestoga Indian Town
On River Road (Pennsylvania Route 3030) 0.1 miles south of Safe Harbor Road, on the right when traveling south.
The Conestoga Indians lived in scattered settlements along this stream. They were the last of the once mighty Susquehannocks. Their final location was the Conestoga Indian Town which was along the road leading to Creswell. William Penn visited the . . . Map (db m160253) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Jail
On West King Street west of North Prince Street (State Highway 462), on the left when traveling east.
The Lancaster jail was located a half block to the north from 1753 to 1851. The last remaining Conestoga Indians were held here in protective custody in 1763. They were killed by a vigilante group, the Paxton Boys. No arrests were made.Map (db m122635) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Site of Conestoga Indian MassacreDecember 27, 1763
On North Water Street north of West King Street, on the right when traveling north.
Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre December 27, 1763Map (db m122636) HM
 
 
  
 
Apr. 19, 2021