“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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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 (533) Berks County, PA (291) Chester County, PA (452) Dauphin County, PA (318) Lebanon County, PA (102) York County, PA (424) Cecil County, MD (184) Harford County, MD (204)  LancasterCounty(533) Lancaster County (533)  BerksCounty(291) Berks County (291)  ChesterCounty(452) Chester County (452)  DauphinCounty(318) Dauphin County (318)  LebanonCounty(102) Lebanon County (102)  YorkCounty(424) York County (424)  CecilCountyMaryland(184) Cecil County (184)  HarfordCounty(204) Harford County (204)
Lancaster is the county seat for Lancaster County
Adjacent to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
      Berks County (291)  
      Chester County (452)  
      Dauphin County (318)  
      Lebanon County (102)  
      York County (424)  
      Cecil County, Maryland (184)  
      Harford County, Maryland (204)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown — Adamstown & Vicinity Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of veterans of all wars of Adamstown & VicinityMap (db m136649) WM
2 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown — Kagerise Store and House62 West Main Street
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
3 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown — V.F.W. Post 8795 Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served past — present — future Map (db m136647) WM
4 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Akron — In Honor of
In honor of the citizens of Akron, PA who by their patriotism and loyalty served in the wars of our nationMap (db m216489) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Akron — This section of Main Street Reported unreadable
This section of Main Street was at one time a center of business activity for the town of New Berlin, later to be named Akron. During the late 1800's, a tinsmith, printer, and a hardware store were located along this section of Main Street. This . . . Map (db m216626) HM
6 Pennsylvania, 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
7 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, Conoy Township — Bainbridge
Named for Commodore William Bainbridge U.S.N. Founded 1813Map (db m217437) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, 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
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9 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, Conoy Township — Dedicated to the Men and Women of Conoy Township
For God and Country Dedicated to the men and women of Conoy Township Who devotedly served their country in World War I and II and the Korean Conflict and In memory of these Who made the supreme sacrifice . . . Map (db m222173) WM
10 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, Conoy Township — In Memory of the Conoy or Ganowese Indians
In memory of the Conoy or Ganowese Indians who lived here from about 1718-1743 and Peter Bezaillion 1662-1742 Noted French trader and Indian interpreter whose trail to this place known as Peter's Road was used as a boundary line of five of the . . . Map (db m217438) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, Conoy Township — On this site stood
On this site stood the First Lutheran Church which was used as a repository of arms by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Colonel Thomas of Philadelphia used the steeple as an observation tower, watching for Rebel Cavalry attempting to cross the . . . Map (db m222169) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, Conoy Township — Rededicated November 11, 1967
Rededicated November 11, 1967 to veterans of Viet Nam Especially those who made the supreme sacrifice John R. BoothMap (db m222280) WM
13 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, 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
14 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, 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
15 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bird in Hand, Leacock Township — Mascot Roller Mills
The earliest grain mill on this site was established in the 1730's. The present building is the result of enlargements made to the 18th century structure in 1820. In 1906 and 1909 turbine powered milling machinery replaced the water wheels and . . . Map (db m213291) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bird in Hand, Upper Leacock Township — Hunsecker Covered Bridge
Hunsecker Covered Bridge Lancaster County Hunsecker Road SR 1029 Seg 0020 Off 1114 Year 1843 Length 180' Conestoga River Upper Leacock Twp. To Report Damage: 717 299 7621Map (db m188636) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bird-in-Hand, East Lampeter Township — Bird-in-Hand
Named for a picture on old hotel's swinging sign. Founded 1734Map (db m219374) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Blue Ball, East Earl Township — Blue BallEast Earl Twp
Named for "The Blue Ball". Founded 1766Map (db m219362) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brickerville, Elizabeth Township — Brickerville
Named for Peter Bricker pioneer settler. Founded 1741Map (db m219349) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brickerville, Elizabeth Township — Brickerville
Brickerville Named for Peter Bricker Pioneer settler Founded 1741Map (db m224058) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brickerville, Elizabeth Township — Elizabeth Township War Memorial
Elizabeth Township War Memorial In grateful memory to the men and women from this community who served in the Armed Services of the United States during any war and a lasting tribute to Those who gave their lives In the . . . Map (db m239516) WM
22 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brownstown, West Earl Township — Brownstown
Named for early settlers named Brown. Founded 1729Map (db m217614) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brownstown, West Earl Township — In Memoriam to those of West Earl Township
In Memoriam to those of West Earl Township who served in 1917 - THE WORLD WAR - 1919 Jacob B. Bear °Daniel C. Boyer °William C. Boyer Lloyd A. Brown °Martin A. Brown Leroy R. Buch Herbert K. . . . Map (db m231184) WM
24 Pennsylvania, 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
25 Pennsylvania, 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
26 Pennsylvania, 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
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27 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Christiana, 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
28 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Christiana, Sadsbury Township — The Christiana Riot
The 1850 federal Fugitive Slave Act strengthened the position of slave-owners seeking to capture runaways. Pursuing four escaped slaves, Maryland farmer Edward Gorsuch arrived Sept. 11, 1851, at the Christiana home of William Parker, an African . . . Map (db m5715) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Churchtown, Caernarvon Township — Churchtown
Named for the prevalence of churches in early days. Founded 1740Map (db m219368) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Clay, Clay Township — Clay
Named for Henry Clay. Founded 1740Map (db m219358) HM
31 Pennsylvania, 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
32 Pennsylvania, 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
33 Pennsylvania, 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
34 Pennsylvania, 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
35 Pennsylvania, 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
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36 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia
Columbia Formerly "Wright's Ferry" Renamed after Revolutionary War Founded 1726Map (db m227969) HM
37 Pennsylvania, 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
38 Pennsylvania, 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
39 Pennsylvania, 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
40 Pennsylvania, 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
41 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia Underground Railroad Heritage
A network of brave humanitarians aided thousands of freedom seekers at this river crossing. Among them was Robert Loney, born enslaved in Virginia circa 1815. Many members of his family are buried here. "Abraham Johnson, a young slave, hearing . . . Map (db m215517) HM
42 Pennsylvania, 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
43 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Columbia: a Transportation HubLancaster-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
44 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Doctress Hannah Bosley07 Jun 1812, Harford County, MD 04 Jul 1895, Columbia, Lancaster, PA
Hannah lived to be 83 years old. She was born into slavery in Harford County Md. While enslaved she met and married her first husband Thomas Prosser. In 1841 they bought their freedom and came to Columbia, PA where they had four children, George, . . . Map (db m241492) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Fifth Street Colored School
As early as 1857 there was some form of public school being offered to the children of color in Colombia - 43 males and 47 females were enrolled in classes that year In 1872, Zion Hill AME Church turned over the property located on the south . . . Map (db m241495) HM
46 Pennsylvania, 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
47 Pennsylvania, 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
48 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — John Houston Mifflin Homestead
John Houston Mifflin (1806-1888) was a painter, photographer and poet.Map (db m203564) HM
49 Pennsylvania, 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
50 Pennsylvania, 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
51 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Lloyd Mifflin HouseBuilt 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
52 Pennsylvania, 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
53 Pennsylvania, 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
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54 Pennsylvania, 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
55 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Railroads During the Civil WarRivertowns — 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
56 Pennsylvania, 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
57 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Samuel WrightBorn 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
58 Pennsylvania, 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
59 Pennsylvania, 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
60 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Shawnee Apartments
Shawnee — One of the two Native American Tribes (Susquehannock) that originally populated the area around Columbia, PA. During the 1700's, their estimated combined numbers were 2,000 (7,000 by modern estimates). ”Love your life, perfect your . . . Map (db m219827) HM
61 Pennsylvania, 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
62 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Susquehannock Apartments146 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
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63 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — The Columbia Race Riots
In 1816, Captain Izard Bacon, a wealthy slaveholder of Henrico County, Virginia, liberated fifty-six slaves. Some of his heirs tried to hold them in slavery; but, after long litigation, they obtained freedom. Charles Granger, a nephew of Bacon, . . . Map (db m241494) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — The Hair Suicide CasePvt John Green 11th United States Colored Heavy Artillery — Zion Hill Cemetery —
A singular incident occurred on the voyage to New Orleans: One of the men of the battalion, a man of Moorish descent, was the possessor of a thick mass of coarse, black hair, so tangled and matted together that it was impossible for comb or brush . . . Map (db m241496) HM
65 Pennsylvania, 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
66 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — U.S. Submarine VeteransWorld 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
67 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — United States Colored TroopsBuffalo Soldiers — Zion Hill Cemetery —
Volunteers from Columbia were represented in the following regiments. Many of these Civil War Veterans are buried here in Zion Hill Cemetery. Burials also were made in Columbia's Mt Bethel Cemetery. 2nd Regiment, United States Colored . . . Map (db m241497) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — William Baker / Harriet Ann (Cole) Baker
William Baker abt. 1815 - Harford County, MD 14 May 1892 - Allentown, PA (buried in Lebanon, PA) Harriet Ann (Cole) Baker abt. 1829 - Havre de Grace, MD 01 Mar 1913 - Allentown, PA (buried in Greenwood Cemetery) William . . . Map (db m241493) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Wright's Ferry Mansion
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70 Pennsylvania, 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
71 Pennsylvania, 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
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72 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Free African Communities in Columbia
Sawneytown Sawneytown was the free African community in Columbia. Per the History of Lancaster County (published in 1883) written by Franklin Ellis and Samuel Evans, in 1813 Robert Magill laid out lots on Filbert Street (present day Union . . . Map (db m241490) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — History of Zion Hill Cemetery
Established in 1920, Zion Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of many residents of Columbia's "Tow Hill" neighborhood. Prior to 1920, Columbia Borough was maintaining a "Colored Cemetery" located across the street from Mt Bethel . . . Map (db m241491) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, East Donegal Township — Hiestand Saw Mill and Dam
From the colonial times through the early 1900s, water-powered mills were a backbone of industry in the United States. The lower Susquehanna Valley was a popular location for the construction of saw mills. Large timber rafts were floated . . . Map (db m234378) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, Ironville — Ironville Fire Company
This site is the former location of the Ironville Fire Company. The fire company was incorporated in 1944 and operated from this site until its merger with the Silver Spring Fire Company in 2000. A social hall and kitchen were built in 1953. A three . . . Map (db m215513) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, West Hempfield Township — Chickies* Mansion and Chickies* #1 Furnace (*Chickies - also Chiques or Chikis)
In 1828, Henry Haldeman, patriarch of a well-to-do local family, purchased mills (including a saw mill, chopping mill, and a hemp mill) at the mouth of Chiques Creek and set up two of his sons in business there. The eldest son, Samuel, drew up . . . Map (db m136311) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, West Hempfield Township — Forry's Mill Bridge (1869)Big Chiques #7
In January 1861, citizens of West Hempfield and Rapho Townships petitioned for a bridge "at the place where the public highway leading from the Marietta pike to the village of Maytown" near the lands of Henry Copenhoeffer and John K. Forry. Ihe . . . Map (db m201339) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, West Hempfield Township — Henry Clay Furnace
The Henry Clay Furnace, one of eight anthracite-fired iron furnaces on the Susquehanna floodplain between Marietta and Columbia, was built here in 1845 by Peter Haldeman, a Columbia merchant. It produced pig iron which was sent to rolling mills to . . . Map (db m234379) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, West Hempfield Township — Pennsylvania's Iron Industry Fuels Progress and VictoryCivil War Trails Reported damaged
During the Civil War an industrial complex existed on the floodplain along the Susquehanna River between Marietta and Columbia which included eight anthracite-fired iron furnaces and the canal and railroad facilities which served them. This . . . Map (db m205657) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, West Hempfield Township — Trolleys
Trolley systems spread rapidly throughout Lancaster and York Counties near the beginning of the Twentieth Century as they did elsewhere in the nation. Across the Susquehanna the Wrightsville & York Street Railway joined its namesakes in 1904. The . . . Map (db m212175) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, 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
82 Pennsylvania, 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
83 Pennsylvania, 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
84 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga, Conestoga Township — Conestoga
Home of the Conestoga Wagon. Formerly Conestoga Center. Founded by John Kendig 1805Map (db m122697) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga, Conestoga Township — The Cost of DynamiteThe 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
86 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga, Manor Township — Conestoga Indian Town
The Conestoga Indians lived in scattered settlements along this stream. They were the last of the once mighty Susquehannocks. Their final location was the Conestoga Indian Town which was along the road leading to Creswell. William Penn visited the . . . Map (db m160253) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga, Manor Township — Rieber House
In 1749 at the age of 10 Ulrich Rieber left Ebingen Germany for America and the territory of Pennsylvania. He lived in Philadelphia until the age of 19 when he traveled West to Lancaster and built a house on a spring close to this location. . . . Map (db m213286) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga, Manor Township — Turkey Hill Dairy proudly salutes
Turkey Hill Dairy proudly salutes [,l supports and honors our troops and our veterans All gave some, some gave all Map (db m161066) WM
89 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Creswell, Manor Township — Moving Heaven and EarthThe Atglen & Susquehanna in Manor Township
When construction began in 1903, no other section of the Pennsylvania Railroad's (PRR) A&S Branch likely seemed as improbable as that along the western boundary of Manor Township. There was no existing path sufficient to the purpose of two-track, . . . Map (db m160247) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Creswell, Manor Township — The Atglen & Susquehanna Low GradeThe 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, New . . . Map (db m171780) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Denver — Denver
Denver Formerly Union Station Named after Denver Colorado By Adam G. Brubaker Incorporated 1900Map (db m219572) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Denver — Denver
Denver Formerly Union Station Named after Denver Colorado By Adam G. Brubaker Incorporated 1900Map (db m230157) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Denver — Veterans Memorial
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94 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Denver, 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
95 Pennsylvania, 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
96 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Petersburg — East Petersburg
Founded by Daniel Wolf pioneer settler. Founded 1800Map (db m219994) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Petersburg — The Commons
On November 30, 1813 Daniel and Polly Wolf sold this "spring" lot property to all the lot holders of East Petersburg for a sum of ten dollars. Later Henry Imhoff used water from the well for his distillery. The original well is capped.Map (db m223921) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Petersburg, East Hempfield Township — East Petersburg
Founded by Daniel Wolf pioneer settler. Founded 1800Map (db m223912) HM
99 Pennsylvania, 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
100 Pennsylvania, 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

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