“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Joseph Simon

(1712 - 1804)

Joseph Simon (1712 - 1804) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Joseph Simon (1712 - 1804) Marker
Inscription. Jewish pioneer and merchant, Simon played a significant role in the development of central and western PA. He participated in expeditions as far as the Mississippi and helped establish Lancaster as a center for exploration, trade & settlement. During the American Revolution, Simon supplied the Continental Army with arms and equipment. Simon's home near here was one of the first centers of Jewish worship west of Philadelphia.
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 2.372′ N, 76° 18.371′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Orange St. and N. Queen Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Orange St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruamie Hill Binns (within shouting distance of this marker); James Hazlett Binns (within shouting distance of this marker); Grape Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Reformed Church (about 500 feet away); Lancaster City (about 500 feet away); Home Site of Col. William Henry (about 500 feet away); S. Dale Kaufman (about 500 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,498 times since then and 61 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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