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Lehighton in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gnadenhuetten

 
 
Gnadenhuetten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, June 2018
1. Gnadenhuetten Marker
Inscription.  Gnadenhuetten. The Moravian mission of this name was built in 1746 to accommodate the growing number of Mohican and Delaware Indian converts. It was the first white settlement in present-day Carbon County. It was burned on November 24, 1755, during a raid by Indians stirred to violence by the French. Victims of the attack are buried in the Lehighton Cemetery near here.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraDisastersSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 49.485′ N, 75° 42.942′ W. Marker is in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on East Penn Street 0.1 miles north of Blakeslee Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. In the parking lot of the Lehighton Public Works Department building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 675 Bridge Street, Lehighton PA 18235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Gnadenhuetten Marker on the property of the Lehighton Public Works Department image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, September 2, 2019
2. Gnadenhuetten Marker on the property of the Lehighton Public Works Department
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Jacob Weiss (approx. ¾ mile away); Colonel Jacob Weiss Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); American Maritime Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); War at Home Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Allen Well (approx. ¾ mile away); Betty Mullen Brey (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lehighton.
 
Regarding Gnadenhuetten. The victims of the massacre detailed on the marker are buried in the nearby Lehighton Cemetery; from the marker, turn northeast onto Bridge Street and look for signs.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Gnadenhuetten. Further information and images pertaining to the Gnadenhuetten massacre. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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