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

Martin Meylin’s Gunshop

 
 
Martin Meylin's Gunshop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Martin Meylin's Gunshop Marker
Inscription. Old gunshop, built in 1719, is located about one mile northeast. Here, before 1745 the earliest known Pennsylvania Rifle, misnamed Kentucky Rifle, was made. building is marked with a tablet.
 
Location. 39° 59.239′ N, 76° 16.911′ W. Marker is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on PA 222 0.2 miles north of Beaver Valley Road PA 741, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Street PA 17584, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Herr House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Millstones (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Conestoga Navigation Company (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Willow Street.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Martin Meylin's Gunshop image. Click for full size.
By Dave Schreck, February 9, 2008
2. Martin Meylin's Gunshop
Located one mile northeast of marker at intersection of Eshelman Mill Rd. and Long Rifle Rd.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,926 times since then and 490 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Dave Schreck of Rawlinsville, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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