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West Lampeter Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Herr House

 
 
Herr House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Herr House Marker
Inscription.  Three quarters of a mile south on the side road is the stone house built in 1719 by Christian Herr, son of Hans Herr, founder, in 1710, of the first Mennonite community in this area. It is the oldest building this far west in Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1971 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. 39° 59.379′ N, 76° 16.022′ W. Marker is in West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Beaver Valley Pike (U.S. 222) 0.3 miles west of Hans Herr Drive, on the right when traveling east. Here, the road also carries PA 741. Eastbound on the road is US 222 southbound and PA 741 eastbound. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 Beaver St, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Millstones
Herr House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Herr House
(approx. ¾ mile away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. ¾ mile away); Martin Meylin’s Gunshop (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Settlement in Lancaster County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Lampeter Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hans Herr House. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Hans Herr. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Herr House with well. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. Herr House with well.
Herr House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 19, 2020
4. Herr House Marker
Newer photo showing the well. Sign says "Please do not drink the water from this well. It has not been tested and cannot be guaranteed to be safe."
Herr House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 19, 2020
5. Herr House Marker
Sign at entrance on Hans Herr Dr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,263 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.
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