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Ephrata in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Conrad Beissel

1691 - 1768

 

A Landmark of American Music

 
Home of Conrad Beissel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Home of Conrad Beissel Marker
Inscription.
Founder and superintendent of the
Ephrata Cloister. Conrad Beissel was one
of America's earliest composers of hymns
and anthems, organizer and teacher of
the cloister singing school and publisher
of America's first book of original
compositions, Turtel-Taube, 1747.

 
Erected 1976 by National Music Council, Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, and Exxon.
 
Location. 40° 10.998′ N, 76° 11.225′ W. Marker is in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the Beissel House in the Ephrata Cloister complex, off west Main Street (US Route 322). Marker is in this post office area: Ephrata PA 17522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brothers' House Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephrata Cloister (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ephrata Cloister (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Cocalico Township Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); East Cocalico Township World War II Memorial
Conrad Beissel Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Conrad Beissel Home and Marker
Marker to right of doorway.
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Pioneer Settler / Founder of Reamstown (approx. 3.9 miles away); East Cocalico Township Korean War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Reamstown (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ephrata.
 
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Home of Conrad Beissel image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
3. Home of Conrad Beissel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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