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

Mathias Roeser

 
 
Mathias Roeser Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Mathias Roeser Marker
Inscription.  Here from 1740 to 1771 lived one of colonial America's most important gunsmiths. His work was central to development of the Pennsylvania rifle. Other family members and an apprentice, William Henry, Sr., became leading gunsmiths & supplied arms to the patriot cause in the Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 2.244′ N, 76° 18.674′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on W. King Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 W King Street, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Krauskopf House and Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Durang (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Architecture (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); African-American Women Escape County Jail, 1835
Roeser House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Roeser House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Reynolds House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John F. Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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