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

Joseph Simon

(1712 - 1804)

 
 
Joseph Simon (1712 - 1804) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Joseph Simon (1712 - 1804) Marker
Inscription.  Jewish pioneer and merchant, Simon played a significant role in the development of central and western PA. He participated in expeditions as far as the Mississippi and helped establish Lancaster as a center for exploration, trade & settlement. During the American Revolution, Simon supplied the Continental Army with arms and equipment. Simon's home near here was one of the first centers of Jewish worship west of Philadelphia.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, funded and dedicated by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.372′ N, 76° 18.371′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Orange St. and N. Queen Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Orange St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruamie Hill Binns (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker dedication by the Jewish Am. Soc. for Hist. Pres. and the Pa. Hist. Museum and Comm image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
2. Marker dedication by the Jewish Am. Soc. for Hist. Pres. and the Pa. Hist. Museum and Comm
James Hazlett Binns (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Era Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grape Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Reformed Church (about 500 feet away); Home Site of Col. William Henry (about 500 feet away); S. Dale Kaufman (about 500 feet away); Penn Square (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
More about this marker. This marker was funded and dedicated by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraExplorationWar, US Revolutionary
 
Joseph Simon's burial site image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
3. Joseph Simon's burial site
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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