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

The Kedar

 
 
The Kedar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. The Kedar Marker
Inscription.  Archaeologists working at this site between 1994 and 1998 located evidence of a large 18th century structure built of posts placed in the ground, as defined by the stone outline.

There are several possible interpretations for this previously unknown structure, including the suggestion that may be the location of Kedar, the first dormitory built at Ephrata in 1735.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNotable Places.
 
Location. 40° 11.011′ N, 76° 11.225′ W. Marker is in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 322) south of Reading Road (Pennsylvania Route 272), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 644 West Main Street, 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. Home of Conrad Beissel (within shouting distance of this marker); Brothers' House Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephrata Cloister (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Zion Buildings
The Kedar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. The Kedar Marker
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ephrata Cloister (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Brandywine Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ephrata War Memorial Field Complex (approx. ¼ mile away); 249 West Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephrata.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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