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ⓘ Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania




Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
                                     

ⓘ Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Present-day Sugarloaf Township was initially part of Newport Township one of the original townships of Connecticut in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The first colonists established settlements close to the Susquehanna River and the territory that is now the Conyngham Valley remained virtually unchartered for quite some time.

The world first heard about the Conyngham Valley after the Sugarloaf massacre of 1780, in which about ten Americans were killed by a group of native Americans and perhaps a handful of loyalists. After the altercation, arrived at the burial of persons in the valley to bury the dead soldiers. Settlers were attracted to the area from stories they heard from those who visited in the valley.

It is believed that George Easterday was the first white settler in what is now Sugarloaf Town. This is followed by additional settlers in the footsteps Easterday, they were mostly from the County of Northampton. In 1792 Nescopeck township was formed from Newport township. Sugarloaf Town was formed in 1809 from part of the Nescopeck, he was named after Sugarloaf mountain, a cone-shaped mountain in the valley. Sugar loaf was originally included what is now black Creek, tastefully decorated and towns Butler.

John Cawley built the first sawmill on the Nescopeck Creek in 1810. The first gristmills were built between 1815 and 1820 Benjamin and George Koenig. Steven Yost built the first steam mill in 1865.

                                     
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  • stream of the same name recognized by the USGS GNIS system in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in the United States - compared to the Black Creek beyond the
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