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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hessian Camp

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. Hessian Camp Marker
Inscription. After Burgoyne's surrender, 1777, German mercenaries, mostly Hessian, were held prisoners at various places until end of war. Those brought to Reading, 1781, were encamped until 1783 in huts on the hillside a quarter-mile to the north.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 19.898′ N, 75° 54.09′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Mineral Spring Road (Bus. US422). Click for map. The marker is near Hessian Road. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pagoda (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duryea Drive (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skyline Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Duryea Drive (approx. half a mile away); Mount Penn World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); William McKinley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ringgold Light Artillery (approx. mile away); Penn's Common (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reading.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Hessian Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. Hessian Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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