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Formed March 21, 1772 from Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford and Northampton counties. Some 27 counties today occupy its once vast area. Sunbury, the county seat, was laid out 1772. Site of Fort Augusta, a key post built 1756-57.
Here during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763), one colonial soldier venturing from the garrison at nearby Fort Augusta, was fatally shot by an Indian foe. His blood is said to have crimsoned its waters.
Laid out 1772 as the county seat of Northumberland on the site of Indian Shamokin by surveyor-General Lukens and William Maclay. Borough incorporation Mar. 24, 1797. Here Fort Augusta was built in 1756. Historic center of travel, trade and industry.
The noted English scientist, discovered of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland, 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum.
Home, 1794 - 1804 of the noted English scientist. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
This Division, built 1829-32, carried coal until 1901, from Nanticoke mines to Northumberland, and from there to inland towns and seaport cities. From Lackawanna Creek downwards there were 2 dams, 14 locks, and 7 aqueducts. Traces of towpath and c…
Section of the Iroquois Warriors Path, following the Susquehanna from the Wyoming Valley to Shamokin, now Sunbury. U.S. 11 follows its general route. South of here the trail crossed to Shamokin Island.
The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum.
West SideGive them the meed they have won in the pastGive them the honors their merits forecastGive them the chaplets they won in the strifeGive them the laurels they lost with their life.South sideErected to theMemory of the gallant soldiersof No…
Center MonumentErected to the MemoryofThe World War HeroesbyThe Sunbury Civic ClubNov. 11, 1921J. MacBrill · Raymond Barnasconi · Harold G. Edwards · Hunter Foulkrod · Herbert E. Kaufman · Milton J. Nor…