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Queen Esther's Rock

Susquehanna Avenue near Seventh Street
Wyoming, PA 18644

Located on Susquehanna Avenue, Queen Esther's Rock is an artifact from the Battle of Wyoming. On July 3, 1778, after losing her son during the Battle of Wyoming, Queen Esther Montour, the half French, half Native American ruler of the Delawares, sacrificed sixteen American colonists on this boulder with a hatchet. The rock is made mostly of quartz and has a red tinge to it in places. Locals say the rock is stained with the blood of the colonists.

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You might drive past the small marker and fenced in site a few times, as it's located between two homes on the residential street. The rock is located under a locked metal grate inside a locked enclosure. Unfortunately, the site is not well maintained, and gets rather overgrown in the warmer months.