Shartlesville in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel Peter Shartle
Pioneer settler and soldier
Erected by Pennsylvania Department of Highways.
Location. 40° 30.82′ N, 76° 6.685′ W. Marker is in Shartlesville, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Old US 22 and Roadside Drive, on the left when traveling east on Old US 22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shartlesville PA 19554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northkill Amish (approx. half a mile away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 6.3 miles away); Christ Little Tulpehocken Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lebanon (approx. 6.8 miles away); Vraj (approx. 7 miles away); Tulpehocken Path (was approx. 10 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 10 miles away); Joseph Hiester (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Regarding Shartlesville. According to the Keystone Trust, this is one of three nearly identical markers (the other two having different distance to next towns).
Also see . . . Brief History of Shartlesville Pennsylvania (Shartlesville.org). ...Shartlesville is named after the Shartle family who in the year 1765 built the first building, the Shartle Log Cabin Inn. The early settlers built homes around the inn, seeking protection from savage Indians whom after the French and Indian War still harassed them by burning their buildings and crops and by taking their children captive. Two area families were massacred by Indians; the Moyer family who lived 1 mile North in 1754 and the Hochstettler family 1 mile West in 1757....Most of the early settlers were of German and Swiss decent. They were skilled carpenters and craftsmen. The town grew rapidly.... (Submitted on October 18, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.