Shikellamy's Profile

Shikellamy's Profile (HM9BU)

Location: Sunbury, PA 17801 Northumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 52.462', W 76° 47.585'

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If you stand on this spot and look across the Susquehanna River toward the bridge on the right, you can see the face of Chief Shikellamy profiled in the cliff above the opposite shore. Visible are his hairline, forehead and nose. In colonial times, the Iroquois Indians claimed control of this valley by right of conquest. They sent Shikellamy here to serve as their territorial administrator over other tribes living in the region during the mid-1700s. His efforts helped in extending the peace that Pennsylvania founder William Penn established in the 1680s between Native Americans and European settlers. Shikellamy died in 1748 and was buried about a quarter mile north of here. A monument along North Front Street honors his memory and is located near his grave, which is now unmarked.

June 2004
The original viewing Platform was
erected at this location by the Sunbury
Lions Club in 1964.
HM NumberHM9BU
Year Placed2004
Placed BySunbury Lions Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 348909 N 4526358
Decimal Degrees40.87436667, -76.79308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 52.462', W 76° 47.585'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 52' 27.72" N, 76° 47' 35.10" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1024 N Front St, Sunbury PA 17801, US
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