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Schaefferstown in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brendle Farms

 
 
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., October 4, 2020
1. Brendle Farms Marker
Facing north on route 501
Inscription.  Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Brendle Farms is comprised of two farms. The upper farm belonged to Alexander Schaeffer, founder of Schaefferstown, home to significant 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania architecture and the first chartered water company in the U.S. The lower farm is birthplace to the Reverend Thomas Royce Brendle, "the dean of Pennsylvania German folklorists". Some of his writings can be found at the Brendle Museum in Schaefferstown.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 17.791′ N, 76° 18.295′ W. Marker is in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Stiegel Pike (Pennsylvania Route 501) 0.2 miles south of Heidelberg Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 419/897), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schaefferstown PA 17088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schaefferstown Water Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Luke Lutheran Church
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacob Albright (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hopewell Forge Mansion (approx. 4.4 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 5˝ miles away); Grubb's First Forge (approx. 5˝ miles away); Cornwall Banks (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schaefferstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 22, 2020