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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette

 
 
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Lafayette Marker
Inscription.
Here stood the George Frederick Beckel house, 1762-1872, famed as the place where General Lafayette convalesced from a leg wound suffered at the Battle of Brandywine, 1777. Beckel was then superintendent of the community farm here in Bethlehem.
 
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.278′ N, 75° 22.912′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 534 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sun Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Heckewelder House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horsfield House (about 500 feet away); First House of Moravian Settlement (about 500 feet away); Miller's House (about 500 feet away); Pulaski's Banner (about 500 feet away); Luckenbach Mill (about 600 feet away); Butchery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marquis de Lafayette. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Lafayette Marker

2. Marquis de Lafayette Collection at the Library of Congress. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Works by or about Lafayette. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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