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Lewisburg in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ludwig Derr

 
 
Ludwig Derr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Ludwig Derr Marker
Inscription. Founder of Lewisburg, 1785. Lived here in a log house incorporated in the present structure. Nearby, he operated a trading post and a grist and saw mill. Derr died in Nov. 1785.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 57.67′ N, 76° 52.838′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Brown Street and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Brown Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Brown Street, Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Underground Railroad (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Lowry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union County (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Tasker H. Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catholic Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bucknell University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel F. Green (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Regarding Ludwig Derr. Mill Street overlays the mill race Derr dug for his grist and saw mills.
 
Also see . . .
Wide view of the Ludwig Derr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Ludwig Derr Marker
 Union County Historical Society: Ludwig Dörr's Town. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Modern day view of Ludwig Dorr's House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
3. Modern day view of Ludwig Dorr's House
The founder of Lewisburg's home has evolved from a simple log cabin to an apartment house near Bucknell University.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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