Ephrata in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Conrad Beissel
1691 - 1768
—A Landmark of American Music —
Ephrata Cloister. Conrad Beissel was one
of America's earliest composers of hymns
and anthems, organizer and teacher of
the cloister singing school and publisher
of America's first book of original
compositions, Turtel-Taube, 1747.
Erected 1976 by National Music Council, Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, and Exxon.
Location. 40° 10.998′ N, 76° 11.225′ W. Marker is in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the Beissel House in the Ephrata Cloister complex, off west Main Street (US Route 322). Marker is in this post office area: Ephrata PA 17522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brothers' House Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephrata Cloister (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ephrata Cloister (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Cocalico Township Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); East Cocalico Township World War II Memorial Pioneer Settler / Founder of Reamstown (approx. 3.9 miles away); East Cocalico Township Korean War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Reamstown (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephrata.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.