“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Bethel Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Pilger Ruh

Pilger Ruh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
1. Pilger Ruh Marker
Pilger Ruh (Pilgram's Rest)
Named by Count
Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf
who with Conrad Weiser and
Moravian Missionaries rested here
besides this spring (Ludwig's Brunne)
on their way to visit Shawnee Indians
in Wyoming Valley.
Erected 1946 by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club Historical Society of Berks County. (Marker Number 35.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 30.803′ N, 76° 20.262′ W. Marker is in Bethel Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lancaster Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 501) and Pilger Ruh Road. The spring and marker are below the level of the (Lancaster Avenue) road bed. The marker is about 150 feet northward into the woods from the Pilger Ruh Road intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9467 Lancaster Ave, Bethel PA 19507, 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. A different marker also named Pilger Ruh (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Henry
Wide view of the Pilger Ruh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
2. Wide view of the Pilger Ruh Marker
Including the spring at Pilger Ruh, flowing from a modern day plastic pipe. Just beyond the marker is the Appalachian Trail.
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 1.9 miles away); M60A3 MBT (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of the 1st Reformed-Lutheran Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 3.3 miles away); Conrad Richter (approx. 3.3 miles away); Boyer Home (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethel Township.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the end of the Pilger Ruh Spring Trail at the 994.2 mile mark from Katahdin on the Appalachian Trail.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010. This page has been viewed 2,311 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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