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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Federal Inn

 
 
Federal Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Federal Inn Marker
Inscription.
Site of Federal Inn, erected about 1754. George Washington, with military escort, was a guest here, October, 1794, when on his way to muster an armed force to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.129′ N, 75° 55.693′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and 5th Street (Business U.S. 222), on the right when traveling west on Penn Street. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the former Farmers National Bank building on Penn Square in downtown Reading. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Federal Inn (a few steps from this marker); Hiester Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (within shouting distance of this
Federal Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Federal Inn Marker
Former Farmers National Bank building in background.
marker); Col. Conrad Weiser (within shouting distance of this marker); William Strong (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Bodo Otto (about 400 feet away); Henry A. Muhlenberg (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .  Whiskey Rebellion. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Former Farmers National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Former Farmers National Bank Building
"Erected 1925 on the site of the Federal Inn, built in 1763"
Federal Inn Drawing image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. Federal Inn Drawing
Detail above entrance to former Farmers National Bank building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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