Reamstown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1760 - 2010
Settled around 1724 by Everhard Ream and founded as a town by his son Tobias Ream in 1760, originally called Zoar. In 1777, during the Revolutionary War, a field hospital was set up here for wounded soldiers from the Battle of Brandwine, some of whom are buried in the cemetery. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Reamstown was an important stop near the halfway point on the Lancaster-Reading stage coach line.
Dedicated December 31, 2009
Erected 2009 by Reamstown 250 Committee.
Location. 40° 12.7′ N, 76° 7.394′ W. Marker is in Reamstown, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Reamstown Road near Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Reamstown Road, Reamstown PA 17567, 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. Pioneer Settler / Founder of Reamstown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Indian and the American Soldier (about 400 feet away); East Cocalico Township Vietnam War Memorial (about East Cocalico Township World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); East Cocalico Township Korean War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Memorial Park of Reamstown (about 500 feet away); This site honors the Sister City Relationship between Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Eberbach, Germany (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mentzer Building (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reamstown.
Also see . . .
1. Reamstown PA. (Submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Cocalico Township. (Submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.