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

Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse

1756

 
 
Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse Marker
Inscription. This Pennsylvania German farmhouse was constructed in 1756 by John Peter Troxell, an immigrant from Germany in search of a better life. When the structure was built, twenty years before the Declaration of Independence was signed, this farm sat on the edge of wilderness. George Washington was only twenty-four years old, and America was ruled by the King of England. At the time, the house was reported to be the largest residence on the Pennsylvania frontier. The fortress-like masonry walls of this structure are more than two feet thick.

In 1768, John Peter Troxell sold this farm to Peter Steckel, another immigrant from Germany. Pennsylvania Germans were on the largest immigrant groups in Eastern Pennsylvania. Their traditions enriched American culture.
 
Erected by Lehigh County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 40.558′ N, 75° 32.114′ W. Marker is in Egypt, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Reliance Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehall PA 18052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Troxell-Steckel House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Troxell-Steckel House (approx.

Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse
half a mile away); Fort Deshler (approx. one mile away); First Cement (approx. 2 miles away); Saylor Park-Welcome (approx. 2 miles away); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (approx. 2 miles away); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (approx. 2 miles away); Discovery of Portland Cement (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Egypt.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum
Historic Pennsylvania German Site 1756
Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse
National Register of Historic Places plaque
Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse-1756 Marker written in German image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
5. Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse-1756 Marker written in German
Troxell-Steckel Farm-Barn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
6. Troxell-Steckel Farm-Barn
Troxell-Steckel Farm-Out building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
7. Troxell-Steckel Farm-Out building
Troxell-Steckel Farm-Out building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
8. Troxell-Steckel Farm-Out building
Troxell-Steckel House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
9. Troxell-Steckel House Marker
 
 
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