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Kelpius Community

 
 
Kelpius Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
1. Kelpius Community Marker
Inscription. In 1694, German mystic Johannes Kelpius and his followers established a community near here in response to William Pennís offer of religious freedom. Members of the “Hermits of the Wissahickon” produced poetry and music, practiced astronomy and botany, and made an early pipe organ, as they awaited the millenium. They welcomed all ethnic groups and Native Americans. The community gradually dissolved after Kelpius died in 1708.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.51′ N, 75° 12.051′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Hermit Lane just from Henry Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walnut Lane Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Germantown (approx. half a mile away); Forbidden Drive (approx. half a mile away); Ten Box Shelter (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Walnut Lane Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science
Kelpius Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Kelpius Community Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Germantown (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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