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

Emmaus

 
 
Emmaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Emmaus Marker
Inscription.  Called by the Indians "Macungie," or "feeding place of the bears." Area settlement begun in 1730's, and Shelter House was erected in 1734. Moravians established a "Gemein-Ort," or congregational village, and named it after the biblical town of Emmaus in 1761.
 
Erected 1966 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 32.462′ N, 75° 29.192′ W. Marker is in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is located in front of the library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emmaus PA 18049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Moore (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jasper Park Indian (approx. 2.3 miles away); Indian Jasper Quarries (approx. 2.4 miles away); Allentown
Emmaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Emmaus Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Ettinger Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Haas College Center (approx. 4.1 miles away); The David A. Miller Bell Tower (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Emmaus. Historical information and photographs about Emmaus. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Emmaus Marker with photo showing the entire front of the library building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. Emmaus Marker with photo showing the entire front of the library building
Main entrance to the library image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Main entrance to the library
Mural on the library building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
5. Mural on the library building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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