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Upper Bern Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Northkill Amish

 
 
Northkill Amish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Northkill Amish Marker
Inscription.  The first organized Amish Mennonite congregation in America. Established by 1740. Disbanded following Indian attack, September 29, 1757, in which a Provincial soldier and three members of the Jacob Hochstetler family were killed near this point.
 
Erected 1959 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 2006.
 
Location. 40° 30.716′ N, 76° 7.202′ W. Marker is in Upper Bern Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Hex Highway (Old Pennsylvania Route 22) half a mile west of Roadside Drive, on the left when traveling east. The marker is across Hex Highway/Old Route 22 at the south parking lot exit of Roadside America. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernville PA 19506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shartlesville (approx. half a mile away); Christ Little Tulpehocken Church
Wide view of the Northkill Amish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Northkill Amish Marker
Looking east across present day Old Route 22 and the historic Jacob Hochstetler family homestead and farm lands.
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(approx. 6.2 miles away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 6˝ miles away); Vraj (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lebanon (approx. 7.1 miles away); Historic Hamburg (approx. 7˝ miles away); Geiger's Mill (approx. 7˝ miles away); State Street Bridge (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Northkill Amish - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. MarkerQuest - Northkill Amish. More information about the Northkill Amish settlement and the 1757 attack. (Submitted on June 9, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,332 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on June 8, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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