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Muncy, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
Canal Boat Building Marker
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Canal Boat Building

In the 19th century travel by roads was slow and treacherous and railroads had not yet been established. Canal travel, for passengers and cargo, was a dependable means of transportation; canal boats helped to link Pennsylvania's major cities . . . — Map (db m120818) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Canal Boats

You are looking at the bow and stern sections of a replica canal "cargo" boat that was salvaged from the National Canal Museum, Easton by Muncy Historical Society volunteers in January 2012. Brought to Muncy in many pieces, the sections were . . . — Map (db m120820) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Capt. John Brady
The famed Indian fighter and hero of the colonial wars and the Revolution was killed in ambush by Indians near here April 11, 1779. He was in charge of Fort Brady at present Muncy at the time — Map (db m89951) WM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Capt. John Brady1733-1779 — Soldier Pioneer Patriot
Capt. John Brady was ambushed and killed by Indians near this spot while bringing supplies to beleaguered Fort Brady • Capt. John was an officer in the Pontiac and French and Indian Wars • Major of Associations in 1775 • Captain under General George . . . — Map (db m89952) WM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Civil War Memorial

To the memory of the Soldiers from Muncy and Vicinity who fell in the War for the Union 1861-65

Died for their Country

[Roll of Honored Dead]

"Four hundred thousand men - the brave, the good, the true In . . . — Map (db m120756) WM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Drinking Well

The lockkeeper and his family needed a source of water that was clean enough for drinking. Because of the proximity to the canal, the lockkeeper's family probably sold well water, homemade baked goods and produce from their garden to the canal . . . — Map (db m120802) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Fisher Pond

Built by C. Donald Fisher in 1969, this 1.8 acre spring-fed farm pond gently slopes to a maximum depth of 8.5 feet. It was designed to provide a wonderful habitat for wetland plants and animal species using a wide array of food . . . — Map (db m120804) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — How a Lock Works

Canals are long flat waterways that do not follow the slope of the land, as do rivers and streams. To travel uphill or downhill, canal boats were raised or lowered in a lock. When a canal boat approached a lock, the captain would blow a horn . . . — Map (db m120803) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Main and Water Streets

Several general mercantile businesses occupied this corner before the Muncy Banking Company organized and opened its doors for business in 1893.

The name was officially changed to The Muncy Bank and Trust Company in 1962 and it remains a . . . — Map (db m120914) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Muncy
Laid out, 1799, by Benjamin McCarty. Named for the Monsey Indians, tribe of Delawares, who inhabited this area before arrival of the whites. Four Indian paths - Shamokin, Wyalusing, Wyoming, Towanda - formed a junction here — Map (db m89933) HM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Muncy
Laid out, 1799, by Benjamin McCarty. Named for the Monsey Indians, tribe of Delawares, who inhabited this area before arrival of the whites. Four Indian paths - Shamokin, Wyalusing, Wyoming, Towanda - formed a junction here. — Map (db m89934) HM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Muncy Mills
The nearby memorial is at the site of this valley's first grist mill. It was built by John Alward about 1772 and burned by Indians 1779. Other mills built on the site in 1783 and 1800. Last mill was used until 1872. — Map (db m89930) HM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Muncy Normal School

Muncy Normal and High School, erected in 1873, was an architectural masterpiece of its day! In its early catalogues it was described as "centrally located, and commands a magnificent view of the entire valley. The Susquehanna Water Gap, six . . . — Map (db m120943) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Muncy Woolen Mill

In 1882, the firm known as Coulter, Rogers and Company purchased this land and erected a large three story 'L' shaped building here for the purpose of producing wool blankets. By 1890 the firm was doing business as Muncy Woolen Mill and turning . . . — Map (db m120941) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Nature's Highway

A thoroughfare for centuries, the Susquehanna River played a major role in the region's development. Here is one of the few places in Pennsylvania where all forms of transportation came together. The river, American Indian trails, canals, . . . — Map (db m120801) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Old Walton CemeteryFounded 1791 by James Walton — Holy Bible

In Memory of Those Buried Here

Among whom are the pioneer McCarty brothers Benjamin 1763-1828 and William 1766-1813 founders of Muncy in the year 1797. — Map (db m120705) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Shoemaker Bridge
At this place was the first flour mill in this valley. Built by John Alward about 1772. Destroyed by Indians, 1779. The second mill built on the same site by Henry Shoemaker, 1763. The third mill built about 1800 by Jacob, son of Henry Shoemaker. . . . — Map (db m89931) HM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — The Lock-tender and His House

You are looking at a replica of a lock-house façade that was salvaged from the National Canal Museum, Easton by Muncy Historical Society volunteers in January 2012. Dismantled and brought to Muncy, the sections were reconstructed on this site . . . — Map (db m120822) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — The McCartys and the Muncy Historical Society

The McCarty House, on your left, has been enlarged since the original log structure was erected circa 1800 by William McCarty.

William and his brother, Benjamin, and their Walton cousins were Muncy's founding fathers. William laid out this . . . — Map (db m120915) HM

Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Muncy — Welcome to Port Penn

Established in the 1830s, Port Penn grew as fast as traffic through this section of the West Branch of the Pennsylvania Canal allowed. There were hotels and taverns as well as blacksmiths to shoe mules, lumberyards and sawmills to supply wood, . . . — Map (db m120905) HM


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