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Lewisburg in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewisburg Witness Tree

 
 
Lewisburg Witness Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2018
1. Lewisburg Witness Tree Marker
Inscription.

This ancient oak
is today
the only surviving witness tree
among those that marked
the survey of February 28 1769
which set apart the tract
on which
Lewisburg is situated
and which was made
for the proprietaries
by William Maclay
This tract of 320 acres
was called Prescott
It was patented in 1772
to Richard Peters
who sold it November 17 1773
to Lugwig Derr
the first settler on the tract
and in 1785
the founder of Derrstown
later called Lewisburg
This marker
was erected
by Shikelimo Chapter
of the D A R
in 1935

 
Erected 1935 by Shikelimo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 57.545′ N, 76° 53.192′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and St. George Street, on the right when traveling south on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker and tree are at the entrance to the Lewisburg Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South 7th Street, Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of the Lewisburg Cemetery Office (within shouting distance of
Lewisburg Witness Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2018
2. Lewisburg Witness Tree and Marker
this marker); Wendle Community Mausoleum (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Cameron (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reading Railroad Freight Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gordon A. Hufnagle Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Underground Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .  About Lewisburg PA. (Submitted on December 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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