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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraExplorationWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. series list.
 
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
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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); 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 400 feet away); a different marker also named First Reformed Church (about 500 feet away); Home Site of Col. William Henry (about 500 feet away); S. Dale Kaufman (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.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Joseph Simon. (Submitted on March 25, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Marker dedication by the Jewish Am. Soc. for Hist. Pres. and the Pa. Hist. Museum and Comm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerry Klinger
2. Marker dedication by the Jewish Am. Soc. for Hist. Pres. and the Pa. Hist. Museum and Comm
Joseph Simon's burial site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerry Klinger
3. Joseph Simon's burial site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,175 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on March 25, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. 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.

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