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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lancaster County, PA (435) Berks County, PA (270) Chester County, PA (295) Dauphin County, PA (295) Lebanon County, PA (78) York County, PA (377) Cecil County, MD (181) Harford County, MD (198)  LancasterCounty(435) Lancaster County (435)  BerksCounty(270) Berks County (270)  ChesterCounty(295) Chester County (295)  DauphinCounty(295) Dauphin County (295)  LebanonCounty(78) Lebanon County (78)  YorkCounty(377) York County (377)  CecilCountyMaryland(181) Cecil County (181)  HarfordCounty(198) Harford County (198)
Lancaster is the county seat for Lancaster County
Adjacent to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
      Berks County (270)  
      Chester County (295)  
      Dauphin County (295)  
      Lebanon County (78)  
      York County (377)  
      Cecil County, Maryland (181)  
      Harford County, Maryland (198)  
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1Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown — Adamstown & Vicinity Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of veterans of all wars of Adamstown & VicinityMap (db m136649) WM
2Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown — Kagerise Store and House
Kagerise Store and House built 1827 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Additional plaque below:] 1776-1976 Cocalico Area . . . Map (db m136648) HM
3Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown — V.F.W. Post 8795 Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served past — present — future Map (db m136647) WM
4Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Atglen — Mercer’s Mill Covered Bridge (1880) — East Octoraro #2
Proposals Received for Inter-County Bridge. The Commissioners of Lancaster county met the Commissioners of Chester county at Christiana, on Tuesday, to receive proposals for the erection of a wooden bridge over the Octorara, between . . . Map (db m175355) HM
5Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bart Township — A Stream for Steam — The Atglen & Susquehanna in Bart Township
Of all the resources required for operation of the A&S, none was more deceptively vital than water. From its inception under steam locomotion, the A&S was quietly sustained by the vast water resources it continually crossed. Previous droughts and . . . Map (db m158460) HM
6Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bart Township — Bartshire
Bartshire was established in 1747 by Samuel and Ruth Downing, a Quaker couple from Downingtown, PA. By 1776, Bartshire had become the commercial center of Southern Lancaster County. On this location were situated Blacksmith, Cooper and . . . Map (db m158799) HM
Paid Advertisement
7Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Caernarvon Township — Bangor Episcopal Church
Bangor Episcopal Church Founded 1722 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Additional plaque below:] Historic Preservation Trust Site . . . Map (db m136650) HM
8Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Caernarvon Township — The Caernarvon Presbyterian Church
The Caernarvon Presbyterian Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m136652) HM
9Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Caernarvon Township — The Edward Davies House
The Edward Davies House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Additional plaque:] Historic Preservation Trust Site Lancaster County 123 . . . Map (db m136651) HM
10Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Christiana — Christiana Riot Monument
(East Face) In Commemoration of the “Christiana Riot” September 11, 1851, and the Treason Trials Sept. 29 – Dec. 17, 1851. (North Face) Indicted for Treason U.S. Circuit Court E.D. PA. Aug. 1 1851: 1. Gastiner . . . Map (db m117273) HM
11Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Christiana — East Octoraro #1 Bridge (1910-2020)
In 1907, after 25 years of effort, the residents of Chester and Lancaster Counties successfully petitioned their respective Courts of Quarter Sessions for a new bridge crossing the East Branch Octoraro Creek at this location, replacing a ca. 1840, . . . Map (db m175366) HM
12Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Christiana — Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad Bridge at Pine Creek, Circa 1830
1827 -- Land is surveyed between Philadelphia and Columbia, Lancaster County for a new transportation system to open the state's interior to settlement and commerce. The goal is to link Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and compete with New York's . . . Map (db m177595) HM
13Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Clay Township — The Nanticoke Indian Tribe
In memory of The Nanticoke Indian Tribe which was located on this tract between the years 1721 and 1748 Grant of 742 acres from the Penns to henry Carpenter, May 9, 1734Map (db m164794) HM
Paid Advertisement
14Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Colerain Township — William C. Sproul
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23, was born .4 mile SW, in 1870. The house is marked. His term is noted for road building, the Edmonds Act improving the public school system, and the creation of the Department of Welfare. He died near Chester in . . . Map (db m158586) HM
15Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — "The Returned Soldier" — Dedicated May 30th 1928
In commemoration of the patriotic spirit, valor and heroism of the men and women of this community who served their country in war 1776 1918Map (db m136299) WM
16Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — 9/11 Remembrance
On September 12,2002, Twenty trees were planted on the front lawn of Glatfelter Memorial Field. The spacing of these trees, 9 planted on the west side and 11 planted on the east side, will serve as a remembrance to those who perished in the . . . Map (db m213189) HM
17Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Central National Bank of Columbia
On March 5, 1888, stock was subscribed for the future of the Central National Bank of Columbia. Architect S. Brian Baylinson of Philadelphia was hired to design the modified Italian Romanesque building.Map (db m203616) HM
18Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia
Originally Wright's Ferry, founded by John Wright in 1726. An early center for turnpike, canal, and railroad activity, at an important Susquehanna River crossing. First bridge built in 1812.Map (db m5083) HM
19Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia
In 1726 Quaker John Wright built a log house in an area first granted to George Beale by William Penn 25 years earlier. Wright established a ferry at this natural crossing point on the Susquehanna in 1730. Originally known as Wright's Ferry, the . . . Map (db m167922) HM
20Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia and Its Railroads
The Pennsylvania Railroad was the dominant railroad with predecessor railroads converging on Columbia from four directions. East—Philadelphia and Columbia reached Columbia in 1834. West—Wrightsvile, York and Gettysburg crossed the . . . Map (db m136294) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia Bank & Bridge Company
Incorporated in 1811, the bank financed the construction of the first Columbia and Wrightsville Bridge in 1814.Map (db m203569) HM
22Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia Fire Company
The Columbia Fire Company organized on July 4, 1796. On February 27, 1806, they purchased their first fire engine for $150. In 1814, the company reorganized with 58 members enrolled.Map (db m202724) HM
23Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia Market House
Built in 1869, the market house is the oldest market building in Lancaster County Sponsored by Columbia Economic Development CorporationMap (db m202723) HM
24Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia Veterans Memorial
World War I 1917-1919 Total U.S. Casualties - 320,710 World War II 1941-1945 Total U.S. Casualties - 1,070,162 Korean War 1950-1953 Total U.S. Casualties - . . . Map (db m136302) WM
25Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia: a Transportation Hub — Lancaster-York Heritage Region — Susquehanna River Water Trail —
During the mid-nineteenth century, Columbia was a bustling transportation hub. Turnpikes, ferries, bridges, canals, wharves, and railroads made Columbia a major transshipment point in the movement of lumber, coal, grains, pig iron, and people. . . . Map (db m161072) HM
26Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — First English Evangelical Church
Organized on February 5, 1850, the church moved in 1952. Several machine shops occupied the site until 1981 when it was purchased and restored by the Columbia Historic Preservation Society.Map (db m203560) HM
27Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — First National Bank
The Columbia Bridge Company was formed in 1811 and began to raise money for a bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville. This business served as the first bank in the community, and by 1814 had used its profits to build the first . . . Map (db m122597) HM
28Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — John Houston Mifflin Homestead
John Houston Mifflin (1806-1888) was a painter, photographer and poet.Map (db m203564) HM
29Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Keystone Hook & Ladder Company
Chartered on October 25, 1890, the Keystone Hook & Ladder Co. was mostly employees of the Keeley Stove Co. The present Keystone building and hall was constructed at the cost of $15,000 and dedicated on July 1, 1899.Map (db m203611) HM
30Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Lincoln Highway
The country's first coast-to-coast highway was established in 1913 by the Lincoln Highway Association, largely by improving and linking existing roads between New York and San Francisco. The highway changed the way people traveled and the landscape . . . Map (db m5761) HM
31Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Lloyd Mifflin House — Built 1864 - Restored 1972
Lloyd Mifflin one of America's greatest sonneteers and artist was born here on Sept. 15, 1840 and lived here until 1902. He died at Norwood on July 16, 1921. "My gentle mother, lost on earth to me, shall I know thee somewhere once again." Two . . . Map (db m203562) HM
32Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Odd Fellows Hall
Dedicated on June 19, 1851, this structure was originally 4 stories high & housed many businesses & organizations. During the Civil War, this building was also used as a field hospital. Godfrey Keebler, a famous confectioner of baked goods, was a . . . Map (db m197965) HM
33Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Station
In 1871, P.R.R. opened a new passenger depot at this site and it was one of the finest on their lines.Map (db m203555) HM
34Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Prelude to Gettysburg / A Desperate Plan
(side 1) Prelude to Gettysburg One of the great debates of our Country's history and legacy is what scholars call "the two Civil Wars": the first a matter of campaigns, generals, and troop movements and the second focusing on the . . . Map (db m122592) HM
35Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Railroads During the Civil War — Rivertowns — Civil War Trails —
Columbia's strategic position would have made it a fine prize for an invading Southern army bent on disrupting vital communications and supply lines in the North. Railroads connected Columbia with Philadelphia, York, and Harrisburg, and canal . . . Map (db m167923) HM
36Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Samuel & Lillian Evans Homestead
Samuel Evans (1823-1907) was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Sons of the PA American Revolution. Lillian Evans (1861-1943), the daughter of Samuel Evans, was the first member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in PA.Map (db m203614) HM
37Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Samuel Wright — Born May 12, 1754 ~ Died September 7, 1811
Samuel Wright, Son of James and Rhoda Wright, was the original proprietor of Old Columbia. He named and laid out the bounds of the early town in what was then Wright's Ferry. His generosity to his fellow townsmen was manifested in a grant of . . . Map (db m174349) HM
38Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Schroeder & Hinkle Pharmacy
Samuel Hinkle (1869-1926) founded the Hinkle Easter Egg Dye Company. In 1924, the dyes were sold nationally by F.W. Woolworth Company.Map (db m202725) HM
39Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Shannon Armory
Named after General Edward C. Shannon, PA Lt. Gov. from 1930-1935, who commanded the 111th Infantry & 28th Division in WWI. Now known as the Noah Wenger Center, in honor of the PA State Senator, for contributions to the Columbia Boys Athletic . . . Map (db m203610) HM
40Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — 'Squire Stover
Christopher Harry Stover (1845-1909), a Civil War veteran with the 118th PA Regiment. He worked for the Keely Stover Co. for 34 years. In the 1880's he opened a cigar store at 3rd & Walnut Streets and was a three term Justice of the Peace.Map (db m203567) HM
41Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Susquehannock Apartments — 146 Locust Street
Susquehannock — One of the two Native American Tribes (Shawnee) that originally populated the area around Columbia, PA. During the 1700', their estimated combined numbers were 2,000 (7,000 by modern estimates). Migrated to the area . . . Map (db m136298) HM
42Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — The Old Columbia Public Grounds Co. — "River Park"
The Old Columbia Public Grounds Company had its inception in the desire of Samuel Wright, the founder of Columbia, to do something of lasting benefit for the citizens of the town. As he saw it, the ground along the river shore was the most . . . Map (db m161079) HM
43Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — U.S. Submarine Veterans — World War II
Dedicated to all submariners of World War II wherein 3,617 men and 52 submarines were lost We honor those men and all who served with them Map (db m170545) WM
44Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Wright's Ferry Mansion
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45Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Zeamer's Pharmacy
Harry W. Zeamer (1869-1924), A druggist and chemist, established the pharmacy in 1893. The pharmacy had the finest use of soda fountain flavors in Lancaster County.Map (db m203557) HM
46Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Zion Hill Cemetery
Opened at a time when blacks and whites legally could not be buried next to one another, this cemetery is the final resting place for generations of African-American wives, mothers, daughters, husbands, and sons—including valiant soldiers. In 1863 . . . Map (db m215521) HM
47Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga — Bird Watching Platform
Brookfield Renewable Brookfield Renewable develops innovative natural power solutions that accelerate the world toward a carbon-free future. We do so by combining 100 years of operating experience as a developer, owner, and . . . Map (db m173396) HM
48Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga — Houses for Employees of the Safe Harbor Iron Works
On this site in 1846, 70 houses were built on streets named Water, Mill, Hall, Walnut, Cedar, Spring, Griffin, Willow and Race for the employees of the Safe Harbor Iron Works. Many villagers worshipped at nearby St. Mary's Immaculate Conception . . . Map (db m173431) HM
49Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga — Port of Lancaster
The Conestoga Navigation Co. (inc.1825) constructed on Conestoga Creek, from Lancaster to the Susquehanna River, 9 locks and dams which were used for slackwater navigation for about 40 yrs. A rock fill crib dam across the river made possible, . . . Map (db m173130) HM
50Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga Township — Conestoga
Lancaster – 7 Conestoga Home of the Conestoga Wagon Formerly Conestoga Center Founded by John Kendig 1805Map (db m122697) HM
51Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga Township — Iron Works
In 1846 the Safe Harbor blast furnace, foundry and rolling mill, using anthracite for fuel, were built by Reeves, Abbott & Co. Great quantities of iron and rails were produced for the Pennsylvania R.R., incorporated in the same year. During the . . . Map (db m122690) HM
52Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga Township — Justices met for the first time in Lancaster County and held several Courts of Justice
On August 5, 1729 At or near this spot, on the land of John Postlethwaite, His Majesty King George the Second's justices met for the first time in Lan caster County and held the several courts of justice The magistrates pres ent were John . . . Map (db m202193) HM
53Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga Township — The Cost of Dynamite — The Atglen & Susquehanna in Conestoga Township
Dynamite was essential for expedient construction of the A&S. Rock cliffs on the Susquehanna River were blasted for months to create shelves that carried the rails northward, a lower route for the older Port Road and an upper route for the new . . . Map (db m122692) HM
54Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conoy Township — Conoy Indian Town
From about 1718-1743, the Conoy Indian Tribe had its settlement slightly to the west of here. Closely related to the Nanticoke Tribe, with whom they eventually merged, the Conoy Indians gradually migrated into Pennsylvania from the area of . . . Map (db m5759) HM
55Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conoy Township — River Brethren
One of the first religious denominations founded in America, the group held its first baptism in the nearby Conoy Creek around 1780. Worship services were held down this lane at Magdalena House, the home of Jacob Engel, one of the founders. The . . . Map (db m84436) HM
56Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conoy Township — Samuel S. Haldeman — (1812 - 1880)
The internationally known scientist and philologist was born one-quarter mile south, in the mansion at Locust Grove. Built 1811 by his grandfather, John B. Haldeman, this was the younger man's home until he moved to Chickies, seven miles south, in . . . Map (db m5760) HM
57Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Denver — Veterans Memorial
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58Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Drumore — Parks are for People
Maurice K. Goddard's Legacy Soak in this awe-inspiring scene. You walked or drove only a short distance to get here. Admission was free. Now you'll spend the day in one of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania, picnicking or swimming, . . . Map (db m181117) HM
59Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge (1881) — Cocalico #2
In 1880 residents petitioned for a bridge on the road leading from Reamstown Station to Reamstown near Bucher's Mill. Lancaster County Commissioners met on September 19, 1881 and approved this bridge which Elias McMellen built for $1,167.00. . . . Map (db m175097) HM
60Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — East Cocalico Township Korean War Memorial
To Those Who Served During The Korean Conflict June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 Jay T. Bare [Killed in Action] [Honor Roll of Names] Memorial Erected May 1999Map (db m39280) WM
61Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — East Cocalico Township Vietnam War Memorial
To Those Who Served During the Vietnam Conflict December 22, 1961 - May 7, 1975 John Edwards [KIA] James E. Hunsicker [MIA] Randy L. Johnston [KIA] Dervin J. Keisling [KIA] Ronald E. Meckley [KIA] Barry L. Moyer [KIA] James H. . . . Map (db m39281) HM
62Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — East Cocalico Township World War II Memorial
In everlasting tribute to the honor and glory achieved by the brave men and women of East Cocalico Township who served their country in World War II 1941-1945 [Following men died in service] Harry Bates Benjamin Firestone . . . Map (db m39283) HM
63Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — Memorial Park of Reamstown
Honoring all East Cocalico Township veterans who proudly served their country during times of emergencyMap (db m39284) HM
64Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — Pioneer Settler / Founder of Reamstown
Pioneer Settler Johann Eberhard Ream, born in Leimen, Germany on October 6, 1687 came to America with his family in 1717. They were the first white people in this area, having arrived here in 1723 or 4. He received two grants of land, 389 . . . Map (db m39274) HM
65Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — Reamstown — 1760 - 2010
Settled around 1724 by Everhard Ream and founded as a town by his son Tobias Ream in 1760, originally called Zoar. In 1777, during the Revolutionary War, a field hospital was set up here for wounded soldiers from the Battle of Brandywine, some of . . . Map (db m156661) HM
66Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — The American Indian and the American Soldier
This grinding bowl from East Cocalico is placed to commemorate its maker, The American Indian and the boulder, three other local figures, who lived abreast of the loftier traditions of their time, light and race: The Soldier of . . . Map (db m22440) HM
67Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township — Veterans Friendship Memorial
★ Army ★ Navy ★ Air Force ★ ★ Marines ★ Coast Guard ★ Keeping The Memory of Friendship Service to Our County Alive [Additional plaque at the base:] This Veterans Friendship . . . Map (db m161146) WM
68Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — Donegal Presbyterian Church
Gateway Panel 1 Founded prior to 1721-Gateway erected by the Donegal Society in honor of it's World War Veterans. Gateway Panel 2 In memory of the Sons of the Donegal Society who gave their lives in the World War 1914-1918 Lieut. . . . Map (db m84439) WM
69Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — 199 — Donegal Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded prior to 1721 by settlers from the north of Ireland First Church built of logs Present building erected in 1740 patent granted by John Thomas and Richard Penn June 4, 1740. Presbytery of Donegal organized in this church October 11, . . . Map (db m122388) HM
70Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — Honor Roll
Proudly we pay tribute to the men and women of East Donegal Township who answered the call to colors in World War II. List of NamesMap (db m5725) WM
71Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — In honor of those who served in the World War
1917 1918 From the Maytown District of East Donegal Township Barnhart, William H. • Brandt, Harry • Brandt, Mervin W. • Clepper, Albert B. • Davis, Earl C. • Davis, James • Demmy, Oliver H. • Derr, Albert B. • Eshleman, Robert H. • Farmer, . . . Map (db m5730) WM
72Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — In honor of those who served our country in Korea & Vietnam
In honor of those who served our country in Korea June 25, 1950 Jan 31, 1955 In Vietnam Dec. 22, 1961 May 7, 1975Map (db m5723) WM
73Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — Simon Cameron
Noted leader in state and national politics, statesman, diplomat, member of Lincoln's cabinet, U.S. Senator. Was born, 1799, in a log house that stood on this site. Died in 1889 at Donegal Springs.Map (db m5721) HM
74Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — The Witness Tree — Donegal Presbyterian Church
On this sacred spot for 260 years stood the majestic white oak tree known as the Witness Tree. Despite preservation efforts, the tree succumbed to old age and was solemnly removed on June 3, 1991. Its memory symbolizes the patriotism and love of . . . Map (db m84446) HM
75Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Donegal Township — The Witness Tree Monument — Donegal Presbyterian Church
Beneath this Witness Tree a new born patriotism found notable expressionOn a Sunday morning in September 1777 an express rider came to tell the congregation of Donegal Church that the British army under Lord Howe had left New York to invade . . . Map (db m84483) HM
76Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Drumore Township — Drumore Township Illustrious Americans
This marker perpetuates the memories of four illustrious Americans who were identified with this part of Drumore Township. Erected by The Historical Commission of Pennsylvania and the Lancaster County Historical Society. . . . Map (db m173523) HM
77Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Hempfield Township — Lancaster County's "Old Sycamore" — (Platanus Occidentalis)
This sycamore was here when the colony of Pennsylvania was "Penns Woods". The tree is situated on land that was part of a 1718 Penn grant, deeded by Penn to the early settlers. Documented over the centuries: "Pennsylvania's Most Massive . . . Map (db m187569) HM
78Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Hempfield Township — Landis Mill Covered Bridge (1873) — Little Conestoga #1
Court appointed bridge viewers met here on September 25, 1867 and determined that a bridge was "indispensably necessary." Well known bridge builder, Elias McMellen, built this bridge in 1873 for $969 near the Landis Mill. The three-story stone mill . . . Map (db m173992) HM
79Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Lampeter Township — Soudersburg Methodist Church
Site of a colonial congregation. Built in 1801 by settlers Benjamin and Jacob Souders Methodist Laymen. Henry Boehm 1775-1875 taught a class here, Bishop Francis Asbury 1745-1816 preached here. Philadelphia annual conference met here in 1804.Map (db m205655) HM
80Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Lampeter Township — The Willows Covered Bridge — Built c. 1855
This is a combination of two bridges. 1) The Millers Farm Bridge, linking Providence and Strasburg Townships was built in 1871, at the cost of $1, 875.00 and was 75 feet long. 2) The Goods Ford Bridge, crossing the Pequea Creek was built . . . Map (db m172330) HM
81Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Lampeter Township — Witmer's Tavern
One of the best surviving structures of its type. Original east end built about 1725 by Benjamin Witmer, agent for the London Land Company. Passed on to his son, tavern-keeper John Witmer. Enlarged by Henry Witmer, 1773. Family was prominent in many . . . Map (db m8269) HM
82Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Eden Township — A Job on the A & S — The Atglen & Susquehanna in Eden Township
Unlike routes that served passengers and local freight customers, the A&S required relatively few staffed facilities. Westward from Atglen, the A&S was desolate, compared to the main line's string of frequent village stops. Constructed after the . . . Map (db m171971) HM
83Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Eden Township — The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade — The Pennsylvania Railroad's Dedicated Freight Road
The Atglen & Susquehanna Branch was constructed (1903-1906) by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) as the middle segment of its Low Grade Line, an ambitious through-freight route which extended some 140 miles from Morrisville Yard near Trenton, N.J., to . . . Map (db m174229) HM
84Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabeth Township — Hopewell Forge Mansion
Built c. 1740 by Peter Grubb, pioneer ironmaster at nearby Cornwall Furnace, and named for the Upper and Lower Hopewell Forges located on Hammer Creek near the house. Remnants of the forge dams may still be seen in the creek.Map (db m30272) HM
85Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabeth Township — Site of Peter Grubb's Upper Hopewell Iron Forge
Erected 1742 operated until 1803 this ground is set aside as a wildlife sanctuary and a place of rest by Elsie W. Bradley in memory of Richard (Dick) Eugene Connelly 1931-1972 this tablet erected by the Lancaster County Historical . . . Map (db m213288) HM
86Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes
Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes, founding family of Elizabethtown, from County Donegal, Ireland, purchased the Bear Tavern trading post along the Conoy Creek from Lazarus Lowrey in 1753. Barnabas laid out the town, one of the earliest communities . . . Map (db m136588) HM
87Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Changes in Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown was incorporated on April 13, 1827, and a railroad was built through the area in the 1830's. Elizabethtown College was established in 1899 and the Masonic Homes followed in 1911. The Borough began its life as primarily an agricultural . . . Map (db m136603) HM
88Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Design of Elizabethtown
The town had a central square and a "diamond" pattern common to many newly founded Pennsylvania towns. Stakes in the ground identified boundaries of lots, streets, and alleys. Barnabas Hughes gave them names they still carry—Market Street, . . . Map (db m136589) HM
89Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Elizabeth Area Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all persons who served in the Armed Forces to preserve freedom and democracy of the United States of America World War I George S. Alwine Abram B. Brandt Guy Culp Walter F. Eshelman Abraham W. . . . Map (db m136606) WM
90Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Elizabethtown — Carrier of Change
"Wood and coal produced steam that powered passenger trains through Elizabethtown for over 100 years. The 'Golden Age' of steam ended in 1938 when the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased safer, faster, cleaner electric locomotives." —Pat . . . Map (db m136605) HM
91Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Grist Mill Process
The Groff, Stauffer, Binkley Mill was most likely steam powered but many of the local mills were run on a water stream's flow and water pressure as depicted here. Standard Mill Mechanisms (panel 1) Grain Bin • Chute • Elevator • . . . Map (db m135199) HM
92Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — In Memoriam
This tablet is erected in memory of two citizens of Elizabethtown who were posthumously awarded our nations highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry & intrepidity in action at the risk of their lives . . . Map (db m136607) WM
93Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Industry in Elizabethtown
In the early 1900's the Klein Chocolate Company and several shoe factories opened in town. The last of the shoe factories closed in 1979, but Klein Chocolate became part of what is now Mars Chocolate and still plays an important role in the . . . Map (db m136604) HM
94Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Jacob Gottwals Francis (1870-1958)
In 1898, J.G. Francis of Oaks, Pennsylvania, then in his late twenties, a free minister of the Green Tree Church of the Brethren, traveled on bicycle throughout eastern Pennsylvania and the eastern shore of Maryland photographing Brethren . . . Map (db m136609) HM
95Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Mary Zug Francis (1870-1958)
Mary Zug, the wife of J.G. Francis, was the daughter of Michael and Mary Frantz Zug. She lived at a time when social changes were a challenge to many long held traditions and customs. Though she was a woman of strong beliefs, she was also a woman of . . . Map (db m136610) HM
96Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Millstone Plaza History
On this site in 1876, Joseph K. Groff built Groff's Mill, a steam-powered grist mill on Negley's Run. In 1877, when Joseph joined his brother, John K. Groff, in the meat business at a butcher shop at 13 North Market Street, he sold the mill to Jacob . . . Map (db m135098) HM
97Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — Nissley / Kobel Historic Cemetery
HN for Hans/John Nissley (birth date unknown,died 1789), son of 1717 immigrant Hans Nissley. In 1743 John and wife Mary (daughter of 1727 immigrants Michael and Anna Siegrist of Silver Spring PA), settled by Conoy Creek and in 1750 they built the . . . Map (db m213798) HM
98Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — The Brethren
The Brethren movement started in 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany when a group of Pietists of Reformed and Lutheran background adopted an anabaptist church organization. Due to severe repression and economic necessity, virtually the entire movement . . . Map (db m136608) HM
99Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — The Shoe Industry in Elizabethtown
Shoe manufacturing was an important industry in Elizabethtown's history. One of the first building lots in town as sold in 1763 to Fredrick Zetty, a shoemaker. He handcrafted custom leather shoes from hides purchased from local tanneries. By 1860, . . . Map (db m136587) HM
100Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Ephrata — 249 West Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m136641) HM

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