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Bethlehem in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Unknown Soldier

 
 
The Unknown Soldier Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. The Unknown Soldier Plaque
Inscription.  Within this crypt rests the bones of an unknown soldier in the war for Independence. He was one of more than five hundred men who died in the hospital here at Bethlehem, and was buried on this hill side.
 
Erected 1931 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission The City of Bethlehem The Valley Forge S.A.R. and The Bethlehem Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 37.24′ N, 75° 23.128′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and West Market Street, on the right when traveling north on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dye House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luckenbach Mill (about 600 feet away); Butchery
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(about 600 feet away); Tannery (about 600 feet away); Miller's House (about 600 feet away); Monocacy Creek and Johnston Park (about 600 feet away); Springhouse (about 600 feet away); Tawery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
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Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - The Unknown Soldier. Further history and information about the burial site. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wide view of The Unknown Soldier Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of The Unknown Soldier Plaque
located atop the hillside of mass burial site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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