Signs of History

SNYDER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 Formed March 2, 1855 out of Union County. The name honors Simon Snyder  (Governor, 1808-17) who made his home in Selinsgrove. The county seat of  Middleburg laid out 1800, incorporated 1864. County was scene of the  Penns Creek Massacre of 1755.  City type: County Courthouse, W. Market St. (US 522), Middleburg.

For a map directing you to Snyder County click here.
PENNSYLVANIA- CANAL (SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION) ( US 11 & 15 at Port Trevorton.)
SIMON SNYDER ( SR 2017 (old US 11 & 15) just S of Selinsgrove.)
[SIMON SNYDER MANSION] ( Plaque: 121 N. Market St. (old US 11 & 15), Selinsgrove.)
COXEY'S ARMY ( 814 N. Market St. (old US 11 & 15), Selinsgrove.)
PENNS CREEK MASSACRE ( SR 2017 (old US 11 & 15) just N of Selinsgrove.)
SCHOCH BLOCKHOUSE (US 522 at Kreamer.)
SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY ( US 522, .5 mile W of old US 11 & 15, Selinsgrove.)
ALBANY PURCHASE ( US 522 (old US 11 & 15) 1 mile N of Selinsgrove.)
[PENNS CREEK MASSACRE] ( Plaque: S end Old Trail (just E of US 11 & 15), Penns Creek N of Selinsgrove.)
[HARRIS AMBUSH] ( Plaque: on stone with previous plaque.)
SUNBLIRY ( US 11 & 15, 4 miles N of Selinsgrove at Sunbury bridge.)
SHIKELLAMY ( US 11, 5.4 miles N of Selinsgrove, entrance Shikellamy State Park.)

Return to Pennsylvania's county list.

Signs of History is a registered mark of Grover & Jayne Hibberd
Copyright 2002
Send comments and suggestions to: GroverHibberd@aol.com