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

Lititz

 
 
Lititz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
1. Lititz Marker
Inscription.  Settled during 1740's, Moravians established here a "Land Gemeine," or country congregation in 1756. It was named by Count Zinzendorf after a Bohemian town which sheltered persecuted Moravians in 1456.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 9.478′ N, 76° 18.457′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on N. Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 501), on the left when traveling north. Marker is at Lititz Spring Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers (here, next to this marker); Elmer Holmes Bobst (here, next to this marker); Lititz Springs Park Entrance Gates (a few steps from this marker); Lititz Spring Park Memorial Fountain
Lititz Spring Park image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
2. Lititz Spring Park
(a few steps from this marker); 1895 Drinking Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Building of the Lititz Freight Station in 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Importance of Conversation (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lititz official website. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Lititz, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Water Fountain at Lititz Spring Park image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
3. Water Fountain at Lititz Spring Park
This was originally a gas street lamp that was converted into a drinking fountain.
Lititz Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
4. Lititz Welcome Center
Located in Lititz Spring Park, this is a reconstruction of the Lititz Train Station that was demolished in 1957 after passenger trains were discontinued.
Another view of the Lititz Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
5. Another view of the Lititz Train Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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