Introduction to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Selinsgrove, which is named after its' founder, Captain Anthony Selin, was established in 1787. Selin fought with George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. The region around Selinsgrove witnessed violence when the Europeans settled there. The Penns Creek Massacre, which occurred in 1755, left fourteen settlers dead. John Jacob Leroy was also assassinated by the Native Indians near Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania in the same year.
Selinsgrove and Nearby Attractions
- Mifflinburg Buggy Museum
- Slifer House Museum
- Joseph Priestley House
- McCall Dam State Park
- Knoebels Amusement Park
- Hershey's Chocolate World
Things To Do In Selinsgrove
Joseph Priestley's manor, which was constructed in 1794, is accessible from the city. Priestley is credited with discovering oxygen and his laboratory may be seen in the house. The nearby Slifer House Museum houses exhibits in a restored Victorian house. The marker that commemorates the Penns Creek Massacre lies to the north of the city. Group tenting and picnicking opportunities are available at the McCall Dam State Park, which features an abandoned dam that was constructed on White Deer Creek in 1860. Activities including hiking and picnicking may be enjoyed at Milton State Park on the Susquehanna River.
Williamsport Regional is the nearest airport.
Selinsgrove Higher Education
Susquehanna University is located in Selinsgrove. Bucknell University and Bloomsburg University are situated close to the city.