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Gnadenhuetten

 
 
Gnadenhuetten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, June 2018
1. Gnadenhuetten Marker
Inscription.  Gnadenhuetten. The Moravian mission of this name was built in 1746 to accommodate the growing number of Mohican and Delaware Indian converts. It was the first white settlement in present-day Carbon County. It was burned on November 24, 1755, during a raid by Indians stirred to violence by the French. Victims of the attack are buried in the Lehighton Cemetery near here.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 49.485′ N, 75° 42.942′ W. Marker is in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on East Penn Street 0.1 miles north of Blakeslee Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. In the parking lot of the Lehighton Public Works Department building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 675 Bridge Street, Lehighton PA 18235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Jacob Weiss (approx. mile away); Colonel Jacob Weiss Monument (approx. mile away); American Maritime Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); War at Home Memorial (approx. mile away); Fort Allen Well (approx. mile away); Betty Mullen Brey (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lehighton.
 
Regarding Gnadenhuetten. The victims of the massacre detailed on the marker are buried in the nearby Lehighton Cemetery; from the marker, turn northeast onto Bridge Street and look for signs.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Gnadenhuetten. Further information and images pertaining to the Gnadenhuetten massacre. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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