Upper Bern Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel Peter Shartle
Pioneer settler and soldier
Erected by Pennsylvania Department of Highways.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 30.82′ N, 76° 6.685′ W. Marker is in Upper Bern Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Old U.S. 22 and Roadside Drive, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 22. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5784 Old US 22, Bernville PA 19506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northkill Amish (approx. half a mile away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 6.3 miles away); Christ Little Tulpehocken Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lebanon (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Hamburg (approx. 7 miles away); Vraj (approx. 7 miles away); Geiger's Mill (approx. 7 miles away); State Street Bridge (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . . Brief History of Shartlesville Pennsylvania (Shartlesville.org). ...Shartlesville is named after the Shartle family who in the year 1765 built the first building, the Shartle Log Cabin Inn. The early settlers built homes around the inn, seeking protection from savage Indians whom after the French and Indian War still harassed them by burning their buildings and crops and by taking their children captive. Two area families were massacred by Indians; the Moyer family who lived 1 mile North in 1754 and the Hochstettler family 1 mile West in 1757....Most of the early settlers were of German and Swiss decent. They were skilled carpenters and craftsmen. The town grew rapidly.... (Submitted on October 18, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.