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

Conrad Weiser Trading Post

 
 
Conrad Weiser Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, March 1, 2015
1. Conrad Weiser Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  
A hewn-log building, erected on this site about 1750; operated until 1760 by Conrad Weiser, distinguished pioneer settler, treaty maker, Indian agent and interpreter, and first Berks County lay judge.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 40° 20.132′ N, 75° 55.666′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and 5th Street (Business U.S. 222), on the right when traveling west on Penn Street. Marker is on Penn Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (here, next to this marker); Col. Conrad Weiser (a few steps from this marker); Federal Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
Conrad Weiser Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Conrad Weiser Trading Post Marker
Looking west, with W.C.T.U. Fountain in foreground and 5th Street in background.
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also named The Federal Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Bodo Otto (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiester Home (within shouting distance of this marker); William Strong (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doctor Jonathan Potts (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
1. Conrad Weiser, Peacemaker of Colonial Pennsylvania. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Conrad Weiser. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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