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

Hiester Home

 
 
Hiester Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Hiester Home Marker
Inscription.
Site of house occupied by Joseph Hiester from about 1792 until his death, 1832; a Lt. Col. in Continental Army; Delegate to Provincial Convention in 1776; Member of Congress for 14 years; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1820-23.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.129′ N, 75° 55.719′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Penn Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is about 200 feet west of 5th Steet (Business US 222). Marker is at or near this postal address: 433 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Federal Inn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Federal Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Conrad Weiser (about 300 feet away); Henry A. Muhlenberg (about 300 feet away); William Strong (about 400 feet away); Dr. Bodo Otto (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
Hiester Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Hiester Home Marker

1. Joseph Hiester. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Joseph Hiester at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Representative Berks County Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Representative Berks County Historic Site Marker
 
 
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 749 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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