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

Emmaus

 
 
Emmaus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
 
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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jasper Park Indian (approx. 2.3 miles away); Indian Jasper Quarries (approx. 2.4 miles away); Allentown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Band City U.S.A.
Emmaus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Emmaus Marker
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(approx. 4 miles away); U.S.S. Allentown (approx. 4 miles away); U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II (approx. 4 miles away); USAACS Sons & Daughters World War II Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); West Park Centennial Time Capsule (approx. 4 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Main entrance to the library
Mural on the library building image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 246 times since then and 13 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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May. 21, 2022