Pennsylvania History Harvest

Selinsgrove History Harvest

The Selinsgrove History Harvest shares the diverse history of the town, from schools to sports.

The original people of the area were Shenk's Ferry Native Americans. In the 1550s, they were displaced by the Susquehannock people. There was an 80 year period where the land was used by Native Americans to hunt and fish. The first settler to reach the area in 1754 was named George Gabriel. On October 16, 1755, the Penn's Creek Massacre took place. Lenape Native Americans allied with the French and conducted raids on Pennsylvanian settlements, including what would become Selinsgrove. Selinsgrove was later founded in 1787. The founder was Revolutionary War Soldier Capt. Anthony Selin. The borough is home to Susquehanna University.

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Source for Description: “Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania | Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau.” Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, Accessed 20 July 2022.