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

Kern Settlers

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Kern Settlers Marker
Inscription. The areas first settler Nicholas Kern emigrated from the Palatinate area of Germany circa 1730 on board the ship Adventurer. Kern moved his family from south Whitehall Township after acquiring 700 acres in present day Slatington. The Kerns were lower Slatington’s principal settlers until the discovery of slate. Present day Slatington was originally known as Kern’s Mills, and later as Kernsport.
 
Erected 2006 by Northern Lehigh Future Focus.
 
Location. 40° 45.164′ N, 75° 36.292′ W. Marker is in Slatington, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. 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. Slate Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrior’s Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School Slate Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehigh River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehigh Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floating From Mine to Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Kern Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Slatington.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Kern Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Kern Settlers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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