Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain

Line Mountain A.K.A. Mahanoy Mountain (HM9CJ)

Location: Herndon, PA 17830 Northumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.39', W 76° 50.382'

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Line Mountain, established 8/22/1749 by treaty negotiated by Conrad Weiser and Canassatego, Chief of the Onondaga Indians, extended from the Susquehanna to the Delaware River, and was the northern boundary of the province of PA. for almost 20 years. It was called in Onondago language "Cantawghy" and in Delaware language "Makooniahy" or "Mahanoy"; near here at the Mahanoy Creek, in 1701, John Scull established a trading post; here the Conestoga and Delaware Indians had one of their strongholds until vanquished by the Six Nations; here Frederick Muhlenberg, the grand-son of Conrad Weiser, and the first speaker to the First Congress of the U.S. of America ascended to the top of the mountain for the purpose of dividing the 2700 acres of land received by Conrad Weiser from the Penns for services as Indian ambassador; here Col. Henry Shoemaker with the PA. Alpine Club made their annual pilgrimage to the summit of the mountain.
HM NumberHM9CJ
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 344667 N 4511504
Decimal Degrees40.73983333, -76.83970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.39', W 76° 50.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 23.40" N, 76° 50' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1199 Unnamed Road, Herndon PA 17830, US
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