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

Truckers Mill

 
 
Truckers Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Truckers Mill Marker
Inscription. A sawmill, built before 1755, and used as a station for troops at time of the French and Indian War, stood about 200 feet north of here. Known also as Kern’s Fort, its position on two pioneer roads gave it much military value.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 45.167′ N, 75° 36.626′ W. Marker is in Slatington, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Main Street (PA 873). Click for map. The marker is located near Diamond Street at the General Morgan Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Slatington PA 18080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Kern Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); George Kern Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First School Slate Factory (about 700 feet away); Warrior’s Path (about 700 feet away); Neff House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hose Co. No. 1 Borough Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Kern Settlers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slate Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Slatington.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Truckers Mill Marker on the General Thomas R. Morgan bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Truckers Mill Marker on the General Thomas R. Morgan bridge
General Thomas R. Morgan bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
3. General Thomas R. Morgan bridge
General Thomas R. Morgan was the Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corp from June, 1986 until he retired in on July 1, 1988. Born on January 6, 1930 in Allentown PA, he completed high school in Slatington PA in 1948. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_R._Morgan
Truckers Mill Marker-Residence on the corner of Main Street and Diamond Street image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
4. Truckers Mill Marker-Residence on the corner of Main Street and Diamond Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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