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

Bartshire

 
 
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Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., October 27, 2020
1. Bartshire Marker
Inscription.  Bartshire was established in 1747 by Samuel and Ruth Downing, a Quaker couple from Downingtown, PA. By 1776, Bartshire had become the commercial center of Southern Lancaster County. On this location were situated Blacksmith, Cooper and Leather Shops, two mills powered by a double overshot water wheel, a store, a post office, as well as several houses and barns. Only the main house, barn, and store ruins remain. The rest is locked in the soil of America's Colonial History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1747.
 
Location. 39° 54.502′ N, 76° 4.182′ W. Marker is in Bart Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Dry Wells Road, 0.1 miles east of Heyberger Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Dry Wells Road, Quarryville PA 17566, 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. A Stream for Steam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jackson's Mill Bridge (1878) (approx. one
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Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., October 27, 2020
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mile away); A Job on the A & S (approx. 2 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 2 miles away); The Christiana Riot (approx. 3.6 miles away); William C. Sproul (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mercer’s Mill Covered Bridge (1880) (approx. 4.9 miles away); East Octoraro #1 Bridge (1910-2020) (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022