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

Pilger Ruh

 
 
Pilger Ruh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
1. Pilger Ruh Marker
Inscription.
1742
Pilger Ruh (Pilgram's Rest)
Named by Count
Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf
who with Conrad Weiser and
Morvavian Missionaries rested here
besides this spring (Ludwig's Brunne)
on their way to visit Shawnee Indians
in Wyoming Valley
 
Erected 1946 by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club Historical Society of Berks County. (Marker Number 35.)
 
Location. 40° 30.803′ N, 76° 20.262′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lancaster Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 501) and Pilger Ruh Road. Touch for map. The spring and marker are below the level of the (Lancaster Avenue) road bed. The marker is about 150 feet northward into the woods from the Pilger Ruh Road intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel PA 19507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pilger Ruh (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Henry (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 1.9 miles away); M60A3 MBT (approx.
Wide view of the Pilger Ruh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 2, 2010
2. Wide view of the Pilger Ruh Marker
Including the spring at Pilger Ruh, flowing from a modern day plastic pipe. Just beyond the marker is the Appalachian Trail.
3.2 miles away); Tulpehocken Path (was approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 3.3 miles away); Conrad Richter (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethel.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the end of the Pilger Ruh Spring Trail at the 994.2 mile mark from Katahdin on the Appalachian Trail.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,743 times since then and 221 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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