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

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

Martin Meylin’s Gunshop

Martin Meylin's Gunshop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Martin Meylin's Gunshop Marker
Inscription.  Old gunshop, built in 1719, is located about one mile northeast. Here, before 1745 the earliest known Pennsylvania Rifle, misnamed Kentucky Rifle, was made. Building is marked with a tablet.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 59.235′ N, 76° 16.905′ W. Marker is in West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on US 222 0.2 miles north of Beaver Valley Road (Pennsylvania Route 741), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2534 US-222, Willow Street PA 17584, 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); Herr House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Millstones (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Settlement in Lancaster County (approx. 1˝ miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Lampeter Township.
Martin Meylin's Gunshop image. Click for full size.
By Dave Schreck, February 9, 2008
2. Martin Meylin's Gunshop
Located one mile northeast of marker at intersection of Eshelman Mill Rd. and Long Rifle Rd.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,358 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on November 22, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Dave Schreck of Rawlinsville, Pennsylvania.
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