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Emmaus in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Emmaus

 
 
Emmaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Emmaus Marker
Inscription. Called by the Indians "Macungie," or "feeding place of the bears." Area settlement begun in 1730's, and a Shelter House was erected in 1734. Moravians established a "Gemein-Ort," or congregational village, and named it after the biblical town of Emmaus in 1761.
 
Erected 1966 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 32.462′ N, 75° 29.192′ W. Marker is in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the library. Marker is in this post office area: Emmaus PA 18049, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jasper Park Indian (approx. 2.3 miles away); Indian Jasper Quarries (approx. 2.4 miles away); Allentown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harriet A. Baker (approx. 4.3 miles away); Trout Hall (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lehigh County (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Allentown (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Allentown (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Emmaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Emmaus Marker
Emmaus Marker with photo showing the entire front of the library building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. Emmaus Marker with photo showing the entire front of the library building
Main entrance to the library image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Main entrance to the library
Mural on the library building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
5. Mural on the library building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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