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

Little Lithuania, USA

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
1. Little Lithuania, USA Marker
Inscription.  A center for Lithuanian settlement since the late 1800s, Schuylkill County's population has the greatest concentration of Lithuanian ancestry in the US. The coal industry drew many of these immigrants. The local Knights of Lithuania, among the nation's oldest chapters, celebrates and preserves its ethnic heritage. Rev. Andrius Stupinskas who led one of the first Lithuanian American Catholic congregations (1872) is buried in St. George cemetery.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 49.239′ N, 76° 12.074′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 North Main Street, Shenandoah PA 17976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
2. Little Lithuania, USA Marker
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the crow flies. The Dorsey Brothers (a few steps from this marker); St. Michael's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mahanoy Plane (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Little Lithuania, USA. Further details about the Lithuanian community of Schuylkill County. (Submitted on February 25, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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