John Scull Trading Post

John Scull Trading Post (HM9CK)

Location: Herndon, PA 17830 Northumberland County
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N 40° 43.749', W 76° 50.331'

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In 1701, here, John Scull operated a trading post. He was the first known Englishman to visit the Indian village of "Shamokin" and was here as late as 1729. On October 17, 1750 Thomas and Richard Penn executed a deed for this land, including in excess of 800 acres, to Conrad Weiser for assisting in negotiating the 1749 treaty. Thereafter, his son, Samuel Weiser, operated a tavern here. Consisting of a two story log building which was adjacent to the Iroquois Indian path leading from the New York line to Philadelphia; was later known as the "Tulpehocken" Path, used by the early missionaries and travelers; and on January 19, 1769, the PA legislature authorized the creating of the first road leading north, which was adjacent to the tavern and ended at the foot of the Mahanoy Mountain. The legislature did not want to establish a road on unpurchased Indian lands the will of Samuel Weiser, dated November 24, 1794, willed the present stone house which he had previously built, to his widow. On January 19, 1867, the property was sold to Jacob Bower and which was restored by his great, great grandson, Steven I. Tressler and Debbie in the year 2000.
HM NumberHM9CK
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 344714 N 4510317
Decimal Degrees40.72915000, -76.83885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.749', W 76° 50.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 44.94" N, 76° 50' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1199 Mahanoy Creek Ln, Herndon PA 17830, US
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