Ephrata in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Conrad Beissel
1691 - 1768
— A Landmark of American Music —
Ephrata Cloister. Conrad Beissel was one
of America's earliest composers of hymns
and anthems, organizer and teacher of
the cloister singing school and publisher
of America's first book of original
compositions, Turtel-Taube, 1747.
Erected 1976 by National Music Council, Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, and Exxon.
Location. 40° 10.998′ N, 76° 11.225′ W. Marker is in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is adjacent to the Beissel House in the Ephrata Cloister complex, off west Main Street (US Route 322). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephrata PA 17522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kedar (within shouting distance of this marker); Brothers' House Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephrata Cloister (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Zion Buildings (about 600 feet away); a different marker Ephrata Cloister (approx. 0.2 miles away); 249 West Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ephrata Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Ephrata's Veterans' Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephrata.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.