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Willow Street in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Herr House

 
 
Herr House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Herr House Marker
Inscription. Three quarters of a mile south on the side road is the stone house built in 1719 by Christian Herr, son of Hans Herr, founder, in 1710, of the first Mennonite community in this area. It is the oldest building this far west in Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1971 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.379′ N, 76° 16.022′ W. Marker is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Beaver Valley Pike 0.3 miles west of Hans Herr Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Street PA 17584, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Millstones (approx. ¾ mile away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.8 miles away); Martin Meylin’s Gunshop (approx. 0.8 miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willow Street.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hans Her House.
Herr House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Herr House
(Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Hans Herr. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Herr House with well. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. Herr House with well.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,011 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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