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

Mountjoy Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Mountjoy Memorial
Inscription.  This statue is a memorial to the ship "Mountjoy" that saved starving Scot-Irish of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1689. Twenty years later, these same people came to this area bringing their beloved name with them. Mountjoy Township was named first in 1759, followed by the village of Mountjoy in 1812. Mount Joy was incorporated into a borough in 1851.

The ship statue has emerged from the proceeds at Mount Joy's sesquicentennial celebration held in May 2001. It is presented to the town as a gift to commemorate our shared heritage.

Dan Witmer: Sculptor
 
Location. 40° 6.563′ N, 76° 29.954′ W. Marker is in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on East Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 230) west of South Barbara Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 East Main Street, Mount Joy PA 17552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Standby Park (approx. half a mile away); Early Telegraph (approx. 2 miles away); Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away);
Mountjoy Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Mountjoy Memorial
The Witness Tree (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Witness Tree Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away); Watts Railroad Station (approx. 4 miles away); Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Joy.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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