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

Whitefield House

 
 
Whitefield House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
1. Whitefield House Marker
Inscription.  Begun in 1740 at request of Methodist missionary Reverend George Whitefield as a school for Negroes. Completed by the Moravians in 1743. Served as a communal church-home for 32 newly married German couples brought over in 1744.
 
Erected 1966 by Pensylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
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° 44.532′ N, 75° 18.356′ W. Marker is in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on South New Street, 0 miles south of East Center Street, on the left when traveling north. 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Whitefield House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Whitefield House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Nazareth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Starting, Stopping, and Starting Again! (about 300 feet away); Site of the First House of Nazareth (about 300 feet away); Walter L. and Margaret M. Peters (about 300 feet away); The Backwoods of Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away); The Kraemer-Beck Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nazareth.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
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.) 
 
Wide view of the Whitefield House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
2. Wide view of the Whitefield House Marker
The Whitefield House (1743) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
3. The Whitefield House (1743)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 46 times this year. 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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