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

Hessian Camp

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. Hessian Camp Marker
Inscription.  After Burgoyne's surrender, 1777, German mercenaries, mostly Hessian, were held prisoners at various places until end of war. Those brought to Reading, 1781, were encamped until 1783 in huts on the hillside a quarter-mile to the north.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 40° 19.898′ N, 75° 54.09′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Mineral Spring Road (Bus. US422). The marker is near Hessian Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lindbergh Viaduct (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pagoda (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duryea Drive (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skyline Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Duryea Drive (approx. half
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By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. Hessian Camp Marker
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a mile away); Mount Penn World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Camel Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Artillerists Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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