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

Witmer's Tavern

Witmer's Tavern Marker image. 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.
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Witmer's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Witmer's Tavern
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