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Witmer's Tavern
Witmer's Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Witmer's Tavern Marker
Inscription. One of the best surviving structures of its type. Original east end built about 1725 by Benjamin Witmer, agent for the London Land Company. Passed on to his son, tavern-keeper John Witmer. Enlarged by Henry Witmer, 1773. Family was prominent in many early enterprises, including the Philadelphia-Lancaster Turnpike (1792), bridge over the Conestoga (1800), and first Columbia-Wrightsville bridge (1812).
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 2.414′ N, 76° 14.488′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on PA 340 near US 30, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Ford (approx. 2.5 miles away); At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (approx. 2.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colonial Mansion (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sgt Joseph E Jackson (approx. 3.2 miles away); George Ross (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fulton Opera House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shippen House (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
Witmer's Tavern Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Witmer's Tavern
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Credits. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,588 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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