Gap in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gap Clock Tower
It was restored in 1953. The clock’s face, long telling time to passing multitudes on the Newport Road, overlooks, at The Gap, William Penn’s entrance into Conestoga, new Lancaster County, in 1701.
Erected by The Gap Clock Tower Association.
Location. 39° 59.124′ N, 76° 1.055′ W. Marker is in Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Gap-Newport Pike (Pennsylvania Route 41) and Bridge Street (Pennsylvania Route 741), on the right when traveling north on Gap-Newport Pike. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the Clock Tower, in a small plaza on the east side of the highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 887 Middle Street, Gap PA 17527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Chester Ruth (approx. half a mile away); Great Minquas Path (approx. half a mile away); Christiana Riot Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kinzer Atglen (approx. 3.4 miles away); Atglen Borough Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Christiana Riot (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Stream for Steam (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gap.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted on a 3-foot tall stone slab, facing the Gap-Newport Pike.
Regarding The Gap Clock Tower. Historic Preservation Trust Site #66 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Also see . . . Gap, Pennsylvania. Gap has a history which can be dated as far back as William Penn's first visits to the area. Isaac Taylor erected the first house in what would become the Gap in 1747. The area around Gap had a copper mine and what at the time was the only nickel mines in the United States. (Submitted on September 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.