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

Reading

 
 
Reading Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2020
1. Reading Marker
Inscription.  Laid out 1748 by direction of Thomas Penn. Seat of Berks County since 1752. Incorporated borough, 1783. Soon became, and has remained, center of the Pennsylvania-Dutch area. An old and progressive industrial community.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 20.117′ N, 75° 56.044′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Penn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Penn St, Reading PA 19601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry A. Muhlenberg (approx. ¼ mile away); Hiester Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Federal Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Federal Inn
Reading Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2020
2. Reading Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); William Strong (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Spencer Fullerton Baird (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Dedication plaque for the adjacent bridge image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2020
3. Dedication plaque for the adjacent bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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