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

Fern Island

 
 
Fern Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Fern Island Marker
Inscription.  At one time, the Lititz Spring Park was swampland with a small stream running through it. In the late 1700's young men from Lititz began filling in the swamp in hopes of making the area a place of leisure and enjoyment.

In the mid 1800's, trees were planted and walkways were added. A section of the stream to the east of the head end was dammed and widened and a small island was formed. Water flowed on each side of the island. Native ferns growing in the surrounding wooded areas were transplanted in the new "fern bed." At the turn of the century, it was very popular to have friends photographed together at the "love little water garden in the park."

This marker is provided by and dedicated to the memory of
Robert "Sketch" Mearing
a collector of Lititz history who loved Lititz Spring Park.

 
Location. 40° 9.466′ N, 76° 18.533′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from North Broad Street (Route 501) north of Wentworth Lane, on the right when traveling south
Fern Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Fern Island Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 North Spruce Street, Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lititz Wall of Remembrance (a few steps from this marker); Lititz Caboose Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Building of the Lititz Freight Station in 1921 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Importance of Conversation (about 300 feet away); Lititz Spring Park Memorial Fountain (about 300 feet away); Lititz Springs Park Entrance Gates (about 300 feet away); Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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