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

Conestoga

 
 
Conestoga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 1, 2018
1. Conestoga Marker
Inscription.
Lancaster – 7
Conestoga
Home of the Conestoga Wagon
Formerly Conestoga Center
Founded by John Kendig
1805

 
Location. 39° 56.44′ N, 76° 21.858′ W. Marker is in Conestoga, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Main Street 1.2 miles east of River Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Conestoga Township Municipal Building, directly in front of the building at the east edge of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3959 Main Street, Conestoga PA 17516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Works (approx. 1.2 miles away); Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Cost of Dynamite (approx. 2.7 miles away); Servicing a Freight Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Millersville University (approx. 4.1 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 4.6 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conestoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Conestoga Wagon. The origins of the distinctive
Conestoga Marker (<i>tall view; Main Street in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 1, 2018
2. Conestoga Marker (tall view; Main Street in background)
horse-drawn freight wagon known as the Conestoga wagon can be traced to the Conestoga River region of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County in the mid- to late-18th century. Conestoga wagons, with their distinctive curved floors and canvas covers arched over wooden hoops, became a common sight over the next century, as they carried farm products to cities and other goods from cities to rural communities, particularly in Pennsylvania and the nearby states of Maryland, Ohio and Virginia but also elsewhere in the United States and in Canada. (Submitted on September 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Conestoga was first called Conestoga Manor by William Penn. The name came from the Conestoga Indians, a peaceful Christian tribe, whose principal village was located nearby. The town of Conestoga was laid out by John Kendig, Harry Breneman, Edward Charles, and John Folkman in 1797. Conestoga was in the national news in 2001 when President George W. Bush held a photo opportunity at the Safe Harbor power station. (Submitted on September 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Conestoga Marker (<i>wide view; Conestoga Municipal Building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 1, 2018
3. Conestoga Marker (wide view; Conestoga Municipal Building in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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