Selinsgrove was founded in 1787 by Captain Anthony Selin, who fought in the American Revolution.
The Penns Creek Massacre on October 16, 1755, was the first Indian hostility event in the region after General Braddock's defeat in Seven Year War. A marker on the bank of Penns Creek north of Selinsgrove commemorates the massacre of 14 settlers and the capture of 11 more. In response to this and other Indian actions that day, Fort Augusta, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, the largest of Pennsylvania's frontier forts, was built in 1756 as a result of this conflict.
The Selinsgrove Hall and Seibert Hall and Gov. Simon Snyder Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bed and Breakfasts near Selinsgrove