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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 (460) Berks County, PA (271) Chester County, PA (301) Dauphin County, PA (307) Lebanon County, PA (79) York County, PA (382) Cecil County, MD (181) Harford County, MD (198)  LancasterCounty(460) Lancaster County (460)  BerksCounty(271) Berks County (271)  ChesterCounty(301) Chester County (301)  DauphinCounty(307) Dauphin County (307)  LebanonCounty(79) Lebanon County (79)  YorkCounty(382) York County (382)  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 (271)  
      Chester County (301)  
      Dauphin County (307)  
      Lebanon County (79)  
      York County (382)  
      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, 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
5Pennsylvania, 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
6Pennsylvania, 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
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7Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bainbridge, Conoy Township — Bainbridge
Named for Commodore William Bainbridge U.S.N. Founded 1813Map (db m217437) HM
8Pennsylvania, 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
9Pennsylvania, 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
10Pennsylvania, 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
11Pennsylvania, 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
12Pennsylvania, 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
13Pennsylvania, 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
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14Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Bird-in-Hand, East Lampeter Township — Bird-in-Hand
Bird-in-Hand Named for A picture on old hotel's Swinging sign > Founded 1734Map (db m218592) HM
15Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brownstown, West Earl Township — Brownstown
Named for Early settlers named Brown Founded 1729Map (db m217614) HM
16Pennsylvania, 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
17Pennsylvania, 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
18Pennsylvania, 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
19Pennsylvania, 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
20Pennsylvania, 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
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21Pennsylvania, 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
22Pennsylvania, 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
23Pennsylvania, 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
24Pennsylvania, 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
25Pennsylvania, 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
26Pennsylvania, 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
27Pennsylvania, 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
28Pennsylvania, 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
29Pennsylvania, 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
30Pennsylvania, 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
31Pennsylvania, 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
32Pennsylvania, 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
33Pennsylvania, 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
34Pennsylvania, 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
35Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — John Houston Mifflin Homestead
John Houston Mifflin (1806-1888) was a painter, photographer and poet.Map (db m203564) HM
36Pennsylvania, 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
37Pennsylvania, 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
38Pennsylvania, 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
39Pennsylvania, 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
40Pennsylvania, 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
41Pennsylvania, 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
42Pennsylvania, 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
43Pennsylvania, 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
44Pennsylvania, 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
45Pennsylvania, 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
46Pennsylvania, 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
47Pennsylvania, 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
48Pennsylvania, 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
49Pennsylvania, 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
50Pennsylvania, 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
51Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia — Wright's Ferry Mansion
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52Pennsylvania, 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
53Pennsylvania, 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
54Pennsylvania, 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
55Pennsylvania, 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
56Pennsylvania, 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
57Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, West Hempfield 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 m174318) HM
58Pennsylvania, 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
59Pennsylvania, 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
60Pennsylvania, 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
61Pennsylvania, 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
62Pennsylvania, 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
63Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga, Conestoga Township — Conestoga
Lancaster – 7 Conestoga Home of the Conestoga Wagon Formerly Conestoga Center Founded by John Kendig 1805Map (db m122697) HM
64Pennsylvania, 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
65Pennsylvania, 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
66Pennsylvania, 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
67Pennsylvania, 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
68Pennsylvania, 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
69Pennsylvania, 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
70Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Denver — Veterans Memorial
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71Pennsylvania, 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
72Pennsylvania, 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
73Pennsylvania, 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
74Pennsylvania, 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
75Pennsylvania, 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
76Pennsylvania, 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
77Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Elizabethtown — ElizabethtownCarrier 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
78Pennsylvania, 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
79Pennsylvania, 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
80Pennsylvania, 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
81Pennsylvania, 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
82Pennsylvania, 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
83Pennsylvania, 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
84Pennsylvania, 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
85Pennsylvania, 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
86Pennsylvania, 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
87Pennsylvania, 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
88Pennsylvania, 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
89Pennsylvania, 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 m175230) HM
90Pennsylvania, 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
91Pennsylvania, 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 m177345) HM
92Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Ephrata — Ephrata Veterans Memorial
We fought for purity courage and justiceMap (db m136626) WM
93Pennsylvania, 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
94Pennsylvania, 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
95Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Ephrata — Ephrata's Women Composers
Among the earliest women composers in the American colonies, the Solitary Sisters of the Ephrata Cloister wrote intricate hymn melodies and texts during the 1740s. These hymns were intended to be sung at worship services. Several compositions and . . . Map (db m212174) HM
96Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Ephrata — Home of Conrad Beissel1691 - 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
97Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Ephrata — In Memory of our Departed ComradesAmvet Post 136 and Auxiliary
Almighty God, we commend into thy hands the souls of our brothers and sisters departed. Having been faithful in peace and in war to the principles upon which this nation is founded. And ever mindful to keep her a nation under God. We pray thee to . . . Map (db m214341) WM
98Pennsylvania, 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 1889Map (db m136624) HM
99Pennsylvania, 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
100Pennsylvania, 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

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