Wyoming, Pennsylvania: Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

This prized rock, almost invisible within the steel cage built around it, marks the site where Indian Queen Esther, angered by the death of her son, used a maul to smash the skulls of a dozen plus soldiers.

Address:
Susquehanna Ave., Wyoming, PA
Directions:
Take US 11 into Wyoming. Turn east onto E. 8th St. Drive five blocks. At the traffic light, turn left onto Susquehanna Ave. Drive a half block. You'll see an insurance agency and brick building on the left. The rock is just across the street from these, on the right, just past a white two-story house.
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Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

I teach fifth grade history and loved this one. This year I am teaching about the Battle of Wyoming and the revenge of Queen Ester! What a fascinating and obscure part of the American Revolution.

[Susan Apple, 07/09/2018]

The Bloody Rock, 2017.

Queen Esther's Rock

The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is the proud steward of this historic site. A memorial service is held here following the Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Wyoming.

[Heather Ruseskas, 01/21/2017]

The Battle, called the "surpassing horror of the American Revolution," took place on July 3, 1778.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

Very tricky to find. Across from a parking lot, and next to houses. While your there, you're only about a mile or so from the Battle Of Wyoming Monument.

[Paul, 11/06/2011]

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock.

Queen Esther's Bloody Rock

Odd that the site was located in a residential area!

[Sue, 06/27/2010]

This prized boulder, The Bloody Rock, is almost invisible within the steel cage built around it. It marks the site where Indian Queen Esther, angered by the death of her son after the July 3, 1778 Battle of Wyoming, is said to have smashed the skulls of 14 or more captured American soldiers with her maul. The metal cage discourages head smashing replays by overly enthusiastic visitors.


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