List of Pennsylvania State Historical Markers in Luzerne County
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List of Pennsylvania State Historical Markers in Luzerne County
Location of Luzerne County in Pennsylvania

This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Luzerne County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 64 historical markers located in Luzerne County.[1]

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Historical markers

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
Abijah Smith & Company TransparentPlaceholder.png June 4, 1989 US 11 (Main St.) at Natl. Guard Armory, Plymouth
41°14?07?N 75°57?41?W / 41.23529°N 75.96142°W / 41.23529; -75.96142 (Abijah Smith & Company)
Roadside Business & Industry, Coal, Invention, Professions & Vocations, Transportation
Amedeo Obici (1877-1947) TransparentPlaceholder.png September 22, 2007 632 S Main St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?07?N 75°54?03?W / 41.23515°N 75.90095°W / 41.23515; -75.90095 (Amedeo Obici)
Roadside Business & Industry, Entrepreneurs, Ethnic & Immigration, Professions & Vocations
Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) TransparentPlaceholder.png July 28, 2004 150 E Main St. (Washington & Main), Plymouth
41°14?31?N 75°56?28?W / 41.24182°N 75.94109°W / 41.24182; -75.94109 (Arthur Horace James)
Roadside Coal, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 20th Century, Governors
Assarughney TransparentPlaceholder.png August 4, 1948 Pa. 92, 1 mile N of West Pittston (Missing) Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American
Avondale Mine Disaster TransparentPlaceholder.png October 1, 1994 US 11 near junction PA 29, Plymouth Twp.
41°13?35?N 75°58?28?W / 41.22645°N 75.97455°W / 41.22645; -75.97455 (Avondale Mine Disaster)
Roadside Business & Industry, Coal, Government & Politics 19th Century, Labor
Battle of Wyoming TransparentPlaceholder.png June 1, 1952 Wyoming Ave. (US 11) & Susquehanna Ave., at monument, Wyoming
41°18?20?N 75°50?42?W / 41.30568°N 75.84508°W / 41.30568; -75.84508 (Battle of Wyoming)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military, Native American
Bloody Rock, The TransparentPlaceholder.png September 22, 1962 Susquehanna Ave., between 7th & 8th Sts., Wyoming
41°18?29?N 75°49?55?W / 41.30808°N 75.83206°W / 41.30808; -75.83206 (Bloody Rock, The)
City American Revolution, Military, Native American, Women
Concrete City TransparentPlaceholder.png October 9, 1998 Front St. & Phillips St., near athletic fields, Hanover section of Nanticoke
41°11?08?N 75°58?50?W / 41.18551°N 75.98062°W / 41.18551; -75.98062 (Concrete City)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Coal, Labor
Connecticut Settlement TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 River Rd. (SR 2004) N of Wilkes-Barre, at city cemetery
41°15?22?N 75°52?13?W / 41.25619°N 75.87016°W / 41.25619; -75.87016 (Connecticut Settlement)
Roadside Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Native American
Denison House TransparentPlaceholder.png May 23, 1972 At site, 35 Denison St. (at Wyoming Ave.), Forty Fort
41°17?54?N 75°51?44?W / 41.29842°N 75.86232°W / 41.29842; -75.86232 (Denison House)
Roadside American Revolution, Houses & Homesteads, Military
Edward A. Walsh (1881-1959) TransparentPlaceholder.png July 31, 2004 N. Main St. at Carey St., Plains
41°16?31?N 75°51?03?W / 41.27538°N 75.85086°W / 41.27538; -75.85086 (Edward A. Walsh)
Roadside Baseball, Sports
Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1997 Rock St., at Catholic Church, Hughestown
41°19?43?N 75°46?39?W / 41.32874°N 75.77739°W / 41.32874; -75.77739 (Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 20th Century, Railroads
Fort Durkee TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 River St. near South St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?42?N 75°53?24?W / 41.24496°N 75.89°W / 41.24496; -75.89 (Fort Durkee)
Roadside Early Settlement, Forts, Military
Fort Wyoming TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 River St. near South St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?44?N 75°53?21?W / 41.24543°N 75.88917°W / 41.24543; -75.88917 (Fort Wyoming)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
Forty Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 US 11 (Wyoming Ave.) & River St., Forty Fort
41°17?07?N 75°52?23?W / 41.28528°N 75.87304°W / 41.28528; -75.87304 (Forty Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military, Native American
Franz Kline (1910-1962) TransparentPlaceholder.png September 7, 2001 River Commons on River St., between South & Northampton Sts., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?43?N 75°53?23?W / 41.24522°N 75.88963°W / 41.24522; -75.88963 (Franz Kline)
Roadside Artists
Fred Morgan Kirby (1861-1940) TransparentPlaceholder.png June 10, 2004 202 South River St. (Kirby Hall), Wilkes-Barre
41°14?41?N 75°53?24?W / 41.2448°N 75.88997°W / 41.2448; -75.88997 (Fred Morgan Kirby)
Roadside Business & Industry, Civil Rights, Education, Entrepreneurs, Medicine & Science
George Catlin TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 River & South Sts., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?42?N 75°53?25?W / 41.24493°N 75.89016°W / 41.24493; -75.89016 (George Catlin)
Roadside Artists, Native American, Professions & Vocations
Harveys Lake TransparentPlaceholder.png June 22, 1997 At Harveys Lake Borough Bldg./Police Dept., Rt. 415, 1/4 mile S of Harvey's Lake
41°21?02?N 76°01?42?W / 41.35054°N 76.02847°W / 41.35054; -76.02847 (Harveys Lake)
Roadside Sports, Transportation
Henry M. Hoyt TransparentPlaceholder.png October 1, 1952 714 Wyoming Ave. (US 11), Kingston
41°16?22?N 75°53?08?W / 41.27267°N 75.88554°W / 41.27267; -75.88554 (Henry M. Hoyt)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Governors
Jenkins' Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 Wyoming/Exeter Ave. (US 11/PA 92) at Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston
41°19?40?N 75°47?35?W / 41.32776°N 75.79303°W / 41.32776; -75.79303 (Jenkins' Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
Jesse Fell (1751-1830) TransparentPlaceholder.png February 11, 1997 Corner of E Northampton and S Washington Sts., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?35?N 75°53?01?W / 41.24301°N 75.88363°W / 41.24301; -75.88363 (Jesse Fell)
City Business & Industry, Coal, Government & Politics, Invention, Professions & Vocations
Knox Mine Disaster TransparentPlaceholder.png January 24, 1999 at former St. Joseph's Cath. Church on Main St., Port Griffith, Jenkins Twp. (next to local meml. stone)
41°18?48?N 75°48?28?W / 41.31327°N 75.8078°W / 41.31327; -75.8078 (Knox Mine Disaster)
Roadside Business & Industry, Coal, Labor
Lattimer Massacre TransparentPlaceholder.png September 12, 1997 S side of PA 924, .3 miles S of I-81 interchange, Harwood (at Harwood Mines)
40°56?46?N 76°01?02?W / 40.9461°N 76.0173°W / 40.9461; -76.0173 (Lattimer Massacre)
Roadside Coal, Ethnic & Immigration, Labor
Lattimer Massacre TransparentPlaceholder.png September 10, 1972 Lattimer Rd. (T5550) & Quality Rd. (T336), just E of Lattimer Crossroads, N of Hazleton
40°59?29?N 75°58?04?W / 40.99138°N 75.96765°W / 40.99138; -75.96765 (Lattimer Massacre)
Roadside Coal, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Labor
Lehigh Path TransparentPlaceholder.png August 2, 2001 Honey Hole Rd., 5 mi. E of PA 309, in Nescopeck State Park (trail pking. lot), Drums
41°05?15?N 75°53?15?W / 41.08762°N 75.88758°W / 41.08762; -75.88758 (Lehigh Path)
Roadside Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
Luzerne County TransparentPlaceholder.png September 24, 1982 Courthouse, 200 N. River St., at North St., Wilkes-Barre
41°15?07?N 75°52?41?W / 41.25199°N 75.87818°W / 41.25199; -75.87818 (Luzerne County)
City Coal, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Labor, Military
Lyman Hakes Howe (1856-1923) TransparentPlaceholder.png September 18, 2000 S River Rd. & South St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?42?N 75°53?23?W / 41.24505°N 75.88984°W / 41.24505; -75.88984 (Lyman H. Howe)
City Motion Pictures & Television
Min L. Matheson (1909-1992) TransparentPlaceholder.png September 24, 1999 Public Sq. at Market & Main, Wilkes-Barre
41°14?44?N 75°52?54?W / 41.24558°N 75.88162°W / 41.24558; -75.88162 (Min L. Matheson)
Roadside Government & Politics, Labor, Women
Nanticoke TransparentPlaceholder.png August 4, 1948 W Main St. (US 11), at bridge to Nanticoke Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American
Nanticoke TransparentPlaceholder.png July 6, 1951 E Main St. at Kosciuszko St., Nanticoke Roadside Cities & Towns, Native American
Nescopeck TransparentPlaceholder.png November 1948 S side of 3rd St. (PA 93), SE of bridge, Nescopeck
41°03?04?N 76°13?41?W / 41.05103°N 76.22801°W / 41.05103; -76.22801 (Nescopeck)
Roadside Early Settlement, Forts, French & Indian War, Native American
Nescopeck TransparentPlaceholder.png April 1949 Front St. (US 11) at Fowler Ave., East Berwick
41°03?31?N 76°13?31?W / 41.05855°N 76.22517°W / 41.05855; -76.22517 (Nescopeck)
Roadside Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
Nescopeck TransparentPlaceholder.png July 14, 1948 US 11, .5 mile E of East Berwick Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American
Pete Gray Wyshner TransparentPlaceholder.png August 24, 2003 Front St. & Center St., Hanover section, Nanticoke (at athletic fields)
41°11?07?N 75°59?00?W / 41.18519°N 75.98336°W / 41.18519; -75.98336 (Pete Gray Wyshner)
Roadside Baseball, Military Post-Civil War, Sports
Peter F. Rothermel Patrick Henry Rothermel.jpg 1970 3rd St. (PA 93) between Montgomery & Cooper Sts. (opposite #119), Nescopeck
41°03?07?N 76°13?31?W / 41.05207°N 76.22531°W / 41.05207; -76.22531 (Peter F. Rothermel)
Roadside Artists, Civil War, Government & Politics
Pittston Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 N Main & Parsonage Sts., Pittston
41°19?46?N 75°47?15?W / 41.32952°N 75.78752°W / 41.32952; -75.78752 (Pittston Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
Rev. John J. Curran (1859-1936) TransparentPlaceholder.png April 22, 1995 Holy Savior Church, 43 Penn St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?44?N 75°51?47?W / 41.24559°N 75.86292°W / 41.24559; -75.86292 (Rev. John J. Curran)
City Coal, Government & Politics, Labor, Religion
Rev. Joseph Murgas TransparentPlaceholder.png November 25, 1990 Sacred Heart Church, 601 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre
41°15?25?N 75°51?52?W / 41.25706°N 75.86447°W / 41.25706; -75.86447 (Rev. Joseph Murgas)
City Artists, Business & Industry, Ethnic & Immigration, Invention, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations, Religion
Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church TransparentPlaceholder.png June 18, 1971 339 Washington St., Freeland
41°00?53?N 75°53?46?W / 41.01471°N 75.89612°W / 41.01471; -75.89612 (Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church)
Roadside Buildings, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Sephaniah Reese TransparentPlaceholder.png May 31, 1992 230 W. Main St., Plymouth
41°14?21?N 75°57?00?W / 41.23922°N 75.95001°W / 41.23922; -75.95001 (Sephaniah Reese)
City Business & Industry, Invention, Professions & Vocations
Shawnee Flats TransparentPlaceholder.png August 4, 1947 US 11, .8 mile SW of Plymouth Roadside Early Settlement, Environment, Native American
Shawnee Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png May 25, 2003 747 West Main St. (Rt. 11) at Natl. Guard Armory, Plymouth (very near Abijah Smith marker)
41°14?07?N 75°57?41?W / 41.23532°N 75.9613°W / 41.23532; -75.9613 (Shawnee Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Forts, George Washington, Military
St. Joseph's Church TransparentPlaceholder.png November 2, 1970 5th & Laurel Sts., adjacent to church steps and opposite St. Joseph School, Hazleton
40°57?48?N 75°58?25?W / 40.96332°N 75.97363°W / 40.96332; -75.97363 (St. Joseph's Church)
City Buildings, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Sugarloaf Massacre TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 E side of PA 93, at Hidden Creek Ct., near Conyngham
40°59?16?N 76°03?53?W / 40.98788°N 76.06465°W / 40.98788; -76.06465 (Sugarloaf Massacre)
Roadside American Revolution, Military, Native American
Sugarloaf Massacre TransparentPlaceholder.png September 1933 Walnut Ave. (opposite #95) & Orchard Ln., Conynham (N of PA 93)
40°59?19?N 76°02?53?W / 40.98867°N 76.04816°W / 40.98867; -76.04816 (Sugarloaf Massacre - PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Military, Native American
Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 - Fort Wyoming (PLAQUE) TransparentPlaceholder.png n/a River Commons, River St. near W. South St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?43?N 75°53?22?W / 41.24538°N 75.8895°W / 41.24538; -75.8895 (Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 - Fort Wyoming -PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Forts, Military, Native American
Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 - Lackawanay (PLAQUE) TransparentPlaceholder.png 1929 PA 92, 1.5 miles N of West Pittston
41°20?57?N 75°48?07?W / 41.34921°N 75.80203°W / 41.34921; -75.80203 (Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 - Lackawanay -PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Military, Native American
Sullivan's March TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 Pa. 115, 6.3 miles SE of Wilkes-Barre Roadside American Revolution, Military
Sullivan's March TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 PA 92, 1 mile N of West Pittston Roadside American Revolution, Military
Sullivan's March TransparentPlaceholder.png September 24, 1946 Pa. 115, 11.2 miles SE of Wilkes-Barre Roadside American Revolution, Military
Teedyuscung (ca. 1700-1763) TransparentPlaceholder.png June 23, 2005 16 Riverside Dr. near Sheldon St., across from Wyoming Valley Sanitary Auth. #12, Wilkes-Barre
41°14?42?N 75°53?41?W / 41.24488°N 75.89482°W / 41.24488; -75.89482 (Teedyuscung ca. 1700-1763)
Roadside Early Settlement, Government & Politics 18th Century, Native American, Religion
Twin Shaft Disaster TransparentPlaceholder.png June 1, 1992 N. Main & Union Sts., Pittston
41°20?30?N 75°47?10?W / 41.34159°N 75.78603°W / 41.34159; -75.78603 (Twin Shaft Disaster)
Roadside Business & Industry, Labor
Wapwallopen TransparentPlaceholder.png November 1948 PA 239 & W County Rd., just S of Wapwallopen
41°19?16?N 75°47?30?W / 41.32098°N 75.79155°W / 41.32098; -75.79155 (Wapwallopen)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American, Paths & Trails
Warriors Path TransparentPlaceholder.png September 23, 1994 Koonsville/Sunshine Highway (SR 4010) near Mountain Rd., just W of Koonsville
41°10?08?N 76°09?59?W / 41.16885°N 76.16641°W / 41.16885; -76.16641 (Warriors Path)
Roadside Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
White Haven TransparentPlaceholder.png May 25, 1985 Berwick St. (PA 940) & Main St., at bank, W of bridge, White Haven
41°03?40?N 75°46?23?W / 41.06111°N 75.77299°W / 41.06111; -75.77299 (White Haven)
City Cities & Towns, Navigation
Wilkes-Barre TransparentPlaceholder.png May 5, 1949 Route 309 near Northampton Ave., Wilkes-Barre
41°13?44?N 75°52?24?W / 41.22884°N 75.87331°W / 41.22884; -75.87331 (Wilkes-Barre)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Military
Wilkes-Barre TransparentPlaceholder.png May 5, 1949 Market St. at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre
41°15?10?N 75°53?20?W / 41.25273°N 75.88876°W / 41.25273; -75.88876 (Wilkes-Barre)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Military
Wilkes-Barre TransparentPlaceholder.png May 5, 1949 Kidder St. (Rt. 315) off Rt. 115/309, at Fairfield Inn, near Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre
41°15?02?N 75°50?24?W / 41.25042°N 75.8401°W / 41.25042; -75.8401 (Wilkes-Barre)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Military
Wilkes-Barre Fort TransparentPlaceholder.png October 13, 1947 W corner of public sq., Main & Market Sts., Wilkes-Barre
41°17?46?N 75°52?54?W / 41.29622°N 75.88172°W / 41.29622; -75.88172 (Wilkes-Barre Fort)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
William Camp Gildersleeve (1795-1871) TransparentPlaceholder.png October 16, 2004 20 E Ross St., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?26?N 75°53?24?W / 41.24065°N 75.89007°W / 41.24065; -75.89007 (William Camp Gildersleeve)
Roadside African American, Government & Politics 19th Century, Professions & Vocations, Underground Railroad
William G. McGowan (1927-1992) TransparentPlaceholder.png December 13, 2006 Public Sq., Market & Main Sts., Wilkes-Barre
41°14?46?N 75°52?53?W / 41.24606°N 75.88134°W / 41.24606; -75.88134 (William G. McGowan)
City Business & Industry, Entrepreneurs, Government & Politics 20th Century, Medicine & Science
Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry TransparentPlaceholder.png June 9, 2006 S Main St., between Market & Kennedy Sts.
41°19?16?N 75°47?30?W / 41.32098°N 75.79155°W / 41.32098; -75.79155 (Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry)
Roadside Business & Industry, Labor, Women
Wyoming Division Canal TransparentPlaceholder.png August 20, 1994 At Co. Courthouse, 200 N River St., near W Jackson St. intersection, Wilkes-Barre
41°15?01?N 75°52?49?W / 41.25041°N 75.88016°W / 41.25041; -75.88016 (Wyoming Division Canal)
Roadside Canals, Coal, Navigation, Transportation

See also

References

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved .

External links


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