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

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

Witmer's Tavern

Witmer's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Witmer's Tavern Marker
Inscription.  One of the best surviving structures of its type. Original east end built about 1725 by Benjamin Witmer, agent for the London Land Company. Passed on to his son, tavern-keeper John Witmer. Enlarged by Henry Witmer, 1773. Family was prominent in many early enterprises, including the Philadelphia-Lancaster Turnpike (1792), bridge over the Conestoga (1800), and first Columbia-Wrightsville bridge (1812).
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 2.414′ N, 76° 14.488′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on PA 340 near US 30, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17602, 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. Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rock Ford
Witmer's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Witmer's Tavern
(approx. 2˝ miles away); Henry Norwood "Barney" Ewell (approx. 2.7 miles away); At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (approx. 2.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colonial Mansion (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sgt Joseph E Jackson (approx. 3.2 miles away); George Ross (approx. 3.2 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 June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,078 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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