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Nazareth in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Whitefield House

 
 
Whitfield House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
1. Whitfield House Marker
Inscription.  Whitefield House Planned by George Whitefield in 1740 when he obtained 5,000 acres of land for a Negro school and began by Peter Boehler and several Brethren Purchased by the Moravians 1741 Completed for a family house 1743 Converted into a boarding school for girls 1745 and into a nursery for children of missionaries three years later used as a home for retired mission workers since 1764 except for the years 1855-1858 when it was occupied by the theological seminary Seat of the Moravian Historical Society and Museum since 1871
 
Erected 1931 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and Moravian Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
 
Location. 40° 44.539′ N, 75° 18.422′ W. Marker is in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on East Center
Wide view of the Whitefield House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
2. Wide view of the Whitefield House Marker
The plaque is affixed to the house on the left hand side of the door.
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Street west of North New Street (Pennsylvania Route 191), on the left when traveling west. The plaque is affixed to the north end of Whitfield House, on the left side of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Center Street, Nazareth PA 18064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nazareth (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Whitefield House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christian Frederick Martin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Portland Cement (approx. 1.7 miles away); Moses Tunda Tatamy (approx. 2˝ miles away); Henry's Gun Factory (approx. 3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nazareth.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Whitefield House. History and images of Whitefield House and Moravian Nazareth. (Submitted on April 28, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The Whitefield House (1743) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
3. The Whitefield House (1743)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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