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

Conrad Weiser

 
 
Conrad Weiser Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
1. Conrad Weiser Marker
Inscription.  
Pioneer, Indian interpreter, treaty maker, 1732-1760. The Indians called him the "Holder of the Heavens." He lived, died, and is buried on this property, now a State Park devoted to his memory.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 21.609′ N, 76° 10.323′ W. Marker is near Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Penn Avenue/Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422), on the right when traveling east. Marker is along the northern boundary of the Conrad Weiser Homestead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf PA 19567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home and Grave of Conrad Weiser (a few steps from this marker); Tulpehocken Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760
Conrad Weiser Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
2. Conrad Weiser Marker
Looking east along US Hwy 422
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Is this Weiser's House? (about 700 feet away); Charming Forge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robesonia Furnace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 2.9 miles away); Marion Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Womelsdorf.
 
Also see . . .  Conrad Weiser. (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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