Douglassville in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Morlatton Village Trailhead
Schuylkill River Trail
— Berks County Thun Section —
Morlatton Village Trailhead Morlatton Village Trailhead was developed for use by trail users though the efforts of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County. The trailhead provides with access and limited parking from Routes 100 and 422.
Services Available Locally
There are no facilities located at this trailhead. However, facilities can be found a short distance away in Douglassville and at the intersection of Grosstown Road and West High Street. Restaurants provide restrooms for patrons and groceries and gas are available at the convenience store. ATM and phone facilities are also available at this location.
Morlatton Village is Berk's County's first settlement site along the Schuylkill River at Douglassville. The site includes the Mouns Jones House, built by Swedish settlers in 1716, the oldest in Berks County. Other buildings include the white Horse Tavern c. 1750-1762, the George Douglass Mansion c. 1763, and the Covered-Bridge Keeper's House c. 1780. Further information can be found at www.historicpreservationtrust.org.
John Potts, Ironmaster, completed this home in 1753. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of John Potts, his family, servants and slaves. The site is managed by Montgomery County Parks & Recreation Department and information regarding opening times and tours can be obtained from 610-326-4014 or www.montcopa.org.
Daniel Boone Homestead
The Daniel Boone Homestead is a state historic site preserving a number of historic structures. The Homestead offers many historic programs and exhibits, preserves 579 acres of open space, and provides passive recreational areas. Daniel Boone was born here in 1734 and spent his first 16 years here before his family migrated to North Carolina. Today the site tells the story of Daniel's youth and the saga of the region's 18th century settlers. Further information can be found from 610-582-4900 or at www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 15.245′ N, 75° 43.581′ W. Marker is in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Old Philadelphia Pike 0.1 miles north of Britton Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville PA 19518, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Morlatton Vilage (here, next to this marker); Old Swedes House (a few steps from this marker); George Douglass Home (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Morlatton Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Feuding Railroads (about 300 feet away); White Horse Inn (about 300 feet away); Mouns Jones House (about 500 feet away); Michael Fulp House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglassville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.