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Elizabethtown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes

 
 
The Founding of Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. The Founding of Elizabethtown Marker
Inscription.  Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes, founding family of Elizabethtown, from County Donegal, Ireland, purchased the Bear Tavern trading post along the Conoy Creek from Lazarus Lowrey in 1753. Barnabas laid out the town, one of the earliest communities settled in Lancaster County, and named it Elizabeth in honor of his wife.
 
Location. 40° 9.082′ N, 76° 36.365′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 743) and West High Street (Pennsylvania Route 241), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West High Street, Elizabethtown PA 17022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Design of Elizabethtown (here, next to this marker); Elizabethtown (a few steps from this marker); Changes in Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Industry in Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shoe Industry in Elizabethtown
Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Millstone Plaza History (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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