Battlefield of Wyoming

Battlefield of Wyoming (HM6RL)

Location: Wyoming, PA 18644 Luzerne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 18.908', W 75° 49.949'

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Between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon of July 3, 1778, an American force of about 300 men, led by Col. Zebulon Butler, Col. Nathan Denison, Lieut. Col. George Dorrance and Major Jonathan Garrett formed in line of battle east and west of this spot, then advanced in a northerly direction about a mine and attacked some 700 British and Indians, but were driven back beyond this point and of the Americans engaged more than half of them were slain in the battle and in the massacre that followed.

Erected by the Rotary Club of Wyoming, PA.
July 1935
HM NumberHM6RL
Year Placed1935
Placed ByRotary Club of Wyoming
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 430321 N 4574075
Decimal Degrees41.31513333, -75.83248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.908', W 75° 49.949'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 54.48" N, 75° 49' 56.94" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-98 US-11, Wyoming PA 18644, US
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I Saw The Marker

It is in front of an auto shop. We just parked on the sidewalk and took a photo. A newer, larger monument to the battle is farther down Route 11.

Jun 23, 2017 at 7:12pm PDT by kengelma

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