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

John A. Sutter

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By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
1. John A. Sutter Marker
Inscription.  In the cemetery opposite is buried the California pioneer. Founder of Sacramento, 1839. Gold was discovered on his lands, 1848. Ruined by the gold rush, he made Lititz his home from 1871 until death, 1880.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and museum Commission.
Location. 40° 9.197′ N, 76° 18.437′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Broad St. PA 501 and Lemon Street, on the left when traveling north on S. Broad St. PA 501. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John A. Sutter (approx. mile away); 66 East Main Street (approx. mile away); General Johann Agust Sutter Home (approx. mile away); The Lititz Pharmacopoeia (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Brave Soldiers of the Continental Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lititz Moravian Congregation (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heritage Center
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Pilgerhaus - 1754 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
Additional comments.
1. Moravian Cemetery
Sutter is buried in the Moravian Cemetery about 3 blocks away. Moravians traditionally buried people in the order of their death, so families are not in the same plot.
    — Submitted February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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