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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 (345) Berks County, PA (257) Chester County, PA (236) Dauphin County, PA (281) Lebanon County, PA (63) York County, PA (289) Cecil County, MD (167) Harford County, MD (153)  LancasterCounty(345) Lancaster County (345)  BerksCounty(257) Berks County (257)  ChesterCounty(236) Chester County (236)  DauphinCounty(281) Dauphin County (281)  LebanonCounty(63) Lebanon County (63)  YorkCounty(289) York County (289)  CecilCountyMaryland(167) Cecil County (167)  HarfordCounty(153) Harford County (153)
Adjacent to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Berks County (257)
    Chester County (236)
    Dauphin County (281)
    Lebanon County (63)
    York County (289)
    Cecil County, Maryland (167)
    Harford County, Maryland (153)
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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), 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
5Pennsylvania (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
6Pennsylvania (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
7Pennsylvania (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 Interior [Additional plaque below:] Historic Preservation Trust Site . . . — Map (db m136652) HM
8Pennsylvania (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
9Pennsylvania (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
10Pennsylvania (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, 1734 — Map (db m164794) HM
11Pennsylvania (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
12Pennsylvania (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 1918 — Map (db m136299) WM
13Pennsylvania (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
14Pennsylvania (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 m5762) HM
15Pennsylvania (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
16Pennsylvania (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
17Pennsylvania (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
18Pennsylvania (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
19Pennsylvania (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
20Pennsylvania (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
21Pennsylvania (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 m136290) HM
22Pennsylvania (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 m122689) HM
23Pennsylvania (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
24Pennsylvania (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
25Pennsylvania (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 those that served with themMap (db m136300) WM
26Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Conestoga Township — Conestoga
Lancaster – 7 Conestoga Home of the Conestoga Wagon Formerly Conestoga Center Founded by John Kendig 1805 — Map (db m122697) HM
27Pennsylvania (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
28Pennsylvania (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
29Pennsylvania (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
30Pennsylvania (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
31Pennsylvania (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
32Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Denver — Veterans Memorial
In eternal remembrance of the men and women of Denver who served their beloved country in time of war. In memoriam [Names not listed] — Map (db m164822) WM
33Pennsylvania (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 bout for $1,167.00. Heavy . . . — Map (db m164803) HM
34Pennsylvania (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 1999 — Map (db m39280) WM
35Pennsylvania (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
36Pennsylvania (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
37Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), East Cocalico Township — Memorial Park of Reamstown
Honoring all East Cocalico Township veterans who proudly served their country during times of emergency — Map (db m39284) HM
38Pennsylvania (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
39Pennsylvania (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
40Pennsylvania (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
41Pennsylvania (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
42Pennsylvania (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
43Pennsylvania (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
44Pennsylvania (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 Names — Map (db m5725) WM
45Pennsylvania (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
46Pennsylvania (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, 1975 — Map (db m5723) WM
47Pennsylvania (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
48Pennsylvania (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
49Pennsylvania (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
50Pennsylvania (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 m158719) HM
51Pennsylvania (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 m162677) HM
52Pennsylvania (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
53Pennsylvania (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 m158731) HM
54Pennsylvania (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
55Pennsylvania (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
56Pennsylvania (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
57Pennsylvania (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
58Pennsylvania (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
59Pennsylvania (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
60Pennsylvania (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
61Pennsylvania (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
62Pennsylvania (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
63Pennsylvania (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
64Pennsylvania (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
65Pennsylvania (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
66Pennsylvania (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
67Pennsylvania (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
68Pennsylvania (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
69Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Battle of Brandywine Memorial
Sacred to the memory of the patriotic soldiers of the American Revolution who fought in the battle of the Brandywine Sept. 11, A.D. 1777. About 500 of the sick and wounded were brought to Ephrata for treatment. Several hundred . . . — Map (db m164809) HM WM
70Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Brothers' House Complex
The Brothers' House (Bethania) was built on this site in the spring of 1746. Although it is difficult to determine the actual height of the building, the Brothers' House was probably a four-and-one-half story half-timber structure that measured . . . — Map (db m23082) HM
71Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Ephrata Cloister
Surviving buildings of the famous Ephrata community of Seventh Day Baptists, founded by Conrad Beissel, 1732. Turn to the right here to see this State historic shrine. — Map (db m8266) HM
72Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Ephrata Cloister
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.Map (db m156654) HM
73Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Ephrata Veterans Memorial
We fought for purity courage and justice — Map (db m136626) WM
74Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Ephrata War Memorial Field Complex
1945 Fundraising efforts began in December to construct a "living memorial to those who served so gallantly to make the world a safer place." $50,000 was needed for the construction, which originally included a football field, tennis . . . — Map (db m164807) HM
75Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Ephrata's Veterans' Plaza
"They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind." Tuscarora Indian Proverb Ephrata's Veterans' Plaza is dedicated to all American servicement and women, from all wars. We hope that generations to come will honor the . . . — Map (db m136639) WM
76Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Home of Conrad Beissel — 1691 - 1768 — A Landmark of American Music —
Founder and superintendent of the Ephrata Cloister. Conrad Beissel was one of America's earliest composers of hymns and anthems, organizer and teacher of the cloister singing school and publisher of America's first book of original compositions, . . . — Map (db m22442) HM
77Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Mentzer Building
Mentzer Building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1889 — Map (db m136624) HM
78Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — Mount Zion Buildings
Constructed by the Brotherhood between 1738 and 1745. Included both a dormitory and Saal. During the Revolutionary War some of the Mount Zion buildings served as a hospital for American soldiers. — Map (db m136646) HM
79Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — The Kedar
Archaeologists working at this site between 1994 and 1998 located evidence of a large 18th century structure built of posts placed in the ground, as defined by the stone outline. There are several possible interpretations for this previously . . . — Map (db m136643) HM
80Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata — This site honors the Sister City Relationship between Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Eberbach, Germany
This site honors the Sister City Relationship between Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Eberbach, Germany. This relationship was established in 1976 as part of the Ephrata Bicentennial Celebration. Eberbach is the birthplace of . . . — Map (db m136625) HM
81Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata Township — Erb's Covered Bridge — Hammer Creek #1
In 1885, bridge viewers reported that a bridge was necessary near Samuel Erb's farm where the Hammer Creek crossed the public road leading from the village of Rothsville to the village of Lincoln. Lancaster County Commissioners visited this site . . . — Map (db m161148) HM
82Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Ephrata Township — Keller's Mill Bridge — The Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, PA
A New Home for the White Bridge White is an unusual color for covered bridges in Lancaster County. In fact, this bridge is the only one of the county's covered bridges that is not painted red. This same bridge once spanned the . . . — Map (db m126296) HM
83Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Fulton Township — Robert Fulton Birthplace
The inventor and painter was born here Nov. 14, 1765. Famous for his steamboat "Clermont", he also invented canal machinery, a "diving boat", and torpedoes. — Map (db m127911) HM
84Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — 140 Years of Lancaster Baseball
The rules, equipment, and culture of baseball have evolved throughout American history. In 1845 the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club's president, Alexander Joy Cartwright, wrote several innovative guidelines for the game and has become known . . . — Map (db m157459) HM
85Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Abraham de Peyster
Abraham dePeyster Alderman of the City of New York 1685; Mayor of that City, 1691-95. Member of Earl Bellomont’s Council, 1698, Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court, 1698. Colonel Commanding, Regiment of Militia of City Trained Bands 1700 Chief . . . — Map (db m54368) HM
86Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — African-American Women Escape County Jail, 1835 — Lancaster County Sheriff, 'Dare Devil Dave' Miller secretly liberated women jailed by bounty hunters
Fulton Theatre, directly opposite of this block, is among the nation's oldest continually operating performance halls. When this site was the location of the Lancaster County Jail, a dramatic episode in the Underground Railroad history occurred. The . . . — Map (db m136439) HM
87Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F.
To honor the members of Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F. Originally Company No. 3 Penna. National Guard * Captain Charles P. Starr, Commanding Officer Captains * John D. Boger   * Alfred F. Compton   * Grant B. Weaver   * William . . . — Map (db m54592) HM
88Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Andrew Ellicott — (1754 - 1820)
Surveyor, mathematician, astronomer. Secretary, Pennsylvania Land Office, 1801-08. In 1803, while living here, he taught Meriwether Lewis surveying and navigation skills. Helped survey & draw boundaries of New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. & . . . — Map (db m5171) HM
89Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — B. F. Good / P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse
B.F. Good / P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse built in 1899 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m136616) HM
90Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Bailey's Printshop
Francis Bailey, official printer to both the U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth, operated a printing office on this site from 1773 to 1780. Here, he produced many historic imprints including Thomas Paine's "Crisis No. 4." — Map (db m5159) HM
91Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Benjamin Franklin — 1706 - 1790
[Front:] Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 Philosopher Diplomat Inventor Scientist Printer Author [Left side:] Franklin College University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hospital Circulating Library . . . — Map (db m136428) HM
92Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Captain Stephen Chambers — 1753 - 1789
Officer in Revolutionary War Delegate to the State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States Trustee of Franklin College First Worshipful Master of Lancaster Lodge No. 43 F. and AM Member of Lancaster Bar and . . . — Map (db m157467) HM
93Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Central Market
The red brick market building directly before you is the oldest publicly owned, continually operated market in the United States, representing a Lancaster tradition since 1730. This building, which was constructed in 1889 by John Berger, is . . . — Map (db m157468) HM
94Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Charles Demuth
Born in Lancaster, Nov. 8, 1883. Demuth achieved international fame for his precise modernist paintings including "My Egypt" and "I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold." He traveled in the U.S. and abroad but resided after 1889 in this house. Here he died in . . . — Map (db m5202) HM
95Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Citizen Soldier
Protecting freedom throughout the world — Map (db m161182) WM
96Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Colonel Matthias Slough — 1733-1812
Officer in Revolutionary War Member of General Assembly Coroner who presided at Inquest of Paxton Massacre Proprietor of White Swan Tavern Member of St. James Church — Map (db m157469) HM
97Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Colonial Mansion
This house, of true Georgian style, was built about 1750. The ground was purchased by Thomas Poultney, merchant, in 1749, John Passmore, first mayor of Lancaster, occupied the house at one time. — Map (db m5226) HM
98Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Early Architecture
This one and a half story house is typical of the architecture during the period of early settlement of Lancaster, dating from 1730. Most of the local houses in 1800 were of this style. — Map (db m5168) HM
99Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Early Transportation Routes
King Street Throughout Lancaster City's history, King Street has been a major thoroughfare between Philadelphia and points west. In 1733 work commenced on the King's Highway, now Route 340. This highway began at the square, extended eastward . . . — Map (db m157545) HM
100Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Edward Shippen — 1703 - 1781
Chairman of Committee of Correspondence During American Revolution Chief Burgess of Lancaster at time of Paxton Massacre Judge of the County Court One of Founders and a Trustee of Princeton University Grandfather of Peggy, wife of . . . — Map (db m5207) HM

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