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

Ephrata Cloister

 
 
Ephrata Cloister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Ephrata Cloister Marker
Inscription. Surviving restored buildings of the Seventh Day Baptist community founded by Conrad Beissel. Original buildings erected between 1735 and 1749.
Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
 
Erected 1948.
 
Location. 40° 11.066′ N, 76° 11.186′ W. Marker is in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on US 322, W Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the Cloister entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Ephrata PA 17522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Conrad Beissel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brothers' House Complex (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ephrata Cloister (about 600 feet away); East Cocalico Township Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); East Cocalico Township World War II Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pioneer Settler / Founder of Reamstown (approx. 3.8 miles away); East Cocalico Township Korean War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Reamstown (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephrata.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ephrata Cloister website
Visitor Center Building. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Visitor Center Building.
. (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Conrad Beissel and his Communal Experiment by Ronald J. Gordon. (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Ephrata Cloister Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
3. Ephrata Cloister Entrance Sign
A National Historic Landmark
One of the original buildings. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
4. One of the original buildings.
Ephrata Cloister Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
5. Ephrata Cloister Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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