“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Willow Street in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Martin Meylin’s Gunshop

Martin Meylin's Gunshop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Martin Meylin's Gunshop Marker
Inscription.  Old gunshop, built in 1719, is located about one mile northeast. Here, before 1745 the earliest known Pennsylvania Rifle, misnamed Kentucky Rifle, was made. Building is marked with a tablet.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 59.239′ N, 76° 16.911′ W. Marker is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on PA 222 0.2 miles north of Beaver Valley Road PA 741, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Street PA 17584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Herr House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Millstones (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Boehms Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Conestoga Navigation Company (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willow Street.
Martin Meylin's Gunshop image. Click for full size.
By Dave Schreck, February 9, 2008
2. Martin Meylin's Gunshop
Located one mile northeast of marker at intersection of Eshelman Mill Rd. and Long Rifle Rd.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,233 times since then and 238 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Dave Schreck of Rawlinsville, Pennsylvania.
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