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Lewisburg in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ludwig Derr

 
 
Ludwig Derr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Ludwig Derr Marker
Inscription.  Founder of Lewisburg, 1785. Lived here in a log house incorporated in the present structure. Nearby, he operated a trading post and a grist and saw mill. Derr died in Nov. 1785.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1785.
 
Location. 40° 57.67′ N, 76° 52.838′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Brown Street and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Brown Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Brown Street, Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Underground Railroad (about 500 feet away); Robert Lowry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union County (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Tasker H. Bliss
Wide view of the Ludwig Derr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Ludwig Derr Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bucknell University World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reading Railroad Freight Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewisburg Witness Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Regarding Ludwig Derr. Mill Street overlays the mill race Derr dug for his grist and saw mills.
 
Also see . . .  Union County Historical Society: Ludwig Dörr's Town. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Modern day view of Ludwig Dorr's House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
3. Modern day view of Ludwig Dorr's House
The founder of Lewisburg's home has evolved from a simple log cabin to an apartment house near Bucknell University.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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