Near Conestoga in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Houses for Employees of the Safe Harbor Iron Works
On this site in 1846, 70 houses were built on streets named Water, Mill, Hall, Walnut, Cedar, Spring, Griffin, Willow and Race for the employees of the Safe Harbor Iron Works. Many villagers worshipped at nearby St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and are buried in its cemetery.
Erected 1993 by Safe Harbor Water Power Corp.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 39° 56.041′ N, 76° 23.013′ W. Marker is near Conestoga, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling north. Located in Safe Harbor Park. If you continue walking east, you quickly reach Safe Harbor Arboretum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5365 River Rd, Conestoga PA 17516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Works (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Port of Lancaster (approx. half a mile away); Bird Watching PlatformConestoga (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 2 miles away); Justices met for the first time in Lancaster County and held several Courts of Justice (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Cost of Dynamite (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conestoga.
More about this marker. The tennis courts along River Road mark the footprint of what was once the Safe Harbor Iron Works rolling mill. Nearby is where the trail begins and this stone monument is located.
Also see . . . Survey the razed company ghost town of Safe Harbor. Uncharted Lancaster website entry:
Includes photo of entire marker and monument. (Submitted on May 17, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 17, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.