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

First House of Moravian Settlement

 
 
First House of Moravian Settlement Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. First House of Moravian Settlement Plaque
Inscription. The first house of the Moravian settlement occupied March 9, 1741, stood on this site. In this house on Christmas Eve 1741 COUNT ZINZENDORF, conducting a love feast, named the place Bethlehem.
 
Erected 1929 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Bethlehem Chapter D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.194′ N, 75° 22.934′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Main Street 0 miles from West Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The 'First House of Moravian Settlement' plaque is on the south side of the Hotel Bethlehem at the southeast corner of the building, next to valet parking. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bethlehem Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Industrial Quarter (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery (within shouting distance
Wide view of the First House of Moravian Settlement Plaque image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
2. Wide view of the First House of Moravian Settlement Plaque
Located on the wall of the southeast corner of the Hotel Bethlehem
of this marker); Restoration of the Nain-Schober House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moravian Community (about 300 feet away); Springhouse (about 300 feet away); Tawery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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