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Historical Markers in Amity Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Berks County, PA (258) Chester County, PA (292) Lancaster County, PA (415) Lebanon County, PA (75) Lehigh County, PA (124) Montgomery County, PA (237) Schuylkill County, PA (70)  BerksCounty(258) Berks County (258)  ChesterCounty(292) Chester County (292)  LancasterCounty(415) Lancaster County (415)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  LehighCounty(124) Lehigh County (124)  MontgomeryCounty(237) Montgomery County (237)  SchuylkillCounty(70) Schuylkill County (70)
Reading is the county seat for Berks County
Amity Township is in Berks County
      Berks County (258)  
ADJACENT TO BERKS COUNTY
      Chester County (292)  
      Lancaster County (415)  
      Lebanon County (75)  
      Lehigh County (124)  
      Montgomery County (237)  
      Schuylkill County (70)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Anthony Sadowski
Polish pioneer, Indian trader, settled along Schuylkill River in this area, 1712. He served the Provincial government as a messenger-interpreter during negotiations with Indian tribes in 1728. He was buried, 1736, in graveyard of St. Gabriel's . . . Map (db m25273) HM
2Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Anthony Sadowski
In memory of Anthony Sadowski Born c.1669 in Poland Died April 22, 1736 Whether or not he opened an Indian trading post on the shores of Lake Erie, and gave his name to Sandusky, Ohio, here lies the greatest Polish frontiersman of . . . Map (db m25276) HM
3Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Daniel Boone — 1734 - 1820
Famous pioneer and wilderness scout, who lived in this area his first 16 years. Born 3 miles northwest on site of Daniel Boone Homestead, State historical shrine.Map (db m25167) HM
4Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Feuding Railroads — Schuylkill River Trail
The Rise of the Railroads Established in 1833 as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, the Reading finished its initial 94-mile Main Line between the coal fields of Schuylkill County and Philadelphia in 1842. It fueled Philadelphia's . . . Map (db m160520) HM
5Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — George Douglass Home — 1765 — Preserved by The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County —
A Country Manor George Douglass (1726-1799) was from a prosperous Chester County farm family. After working as a saddler and innkeeper in Reading, he moved to Morlatton by 1762 with his wife, Mary Piersol Douglass (1731-1798). Douglas soon . . . Map (db m160505) HM
6Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — James Warren
Departed this life April 7, 1776 Early settler and builder Village once known as WarrensburgMap (db m25297) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Michael Fulp House — c. 1783 — Preserved by The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County —
A Humble Dwelling This modest stone house was built for Michael Fulk (c. 1743 - 1808) around 1783. Unlike the mansion owned by Fulp's wealthier neighbors, such as the Douglass family just up the lane, it offers insight into the lives of the . . . Map (db m160527) HM
8Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Morlatton Vilage — An 18th Century Crossroads
Located along a ford on the Schuylkill River, Morlatton Village was established in the 18th century with the arrival of Mouns Jones and his family from modern Philadelphia. Others soon followed, becoming a part of a diverse regional settlement . . . Map (db m160513) HM
9Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Morlatton Village Trailhead — Schuylkill River Trail — Berks County Thun Section —
Morlatton Village Trailhead
Morlatton Village Trailhead was developed for use by trail users though the efforts of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County. The trailhead provides with . . . Map (db m160514) HM
10Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Mouns Jones House — 1716 — Preserved by The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County —
Oldest Documented House in Berks County Mans Jonasson (1663-1727) was descended from Swedes who settled in present day Philadelphia, along with the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, in 1638. Later known as Mouns Jones he was the first . . . Map (db m160529) HM
11Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — 52 — Old Swedes House —
Built by Monce Jones 1716Map (db m160516) HM
12Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Riverside Settlement and the Covered Bridge — Heritage Preserved by The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County
An Early Riverside Settlement The Schuylkill River played an important role in the settlement and growth of Amity and Union Townships. A shallow crossing at this location allowed people and wagons to ford the river and may have been one . . . Map (db m160535) HM
13Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — St. Gabriels
Site of 1st. church in Berks Co. Founded by Swedish Lutherans 1720 Changed to Prot. Episcopal 1760Map (db m25280) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — The Douglass Family
Wealthy and influential colonial settlers. George Douglass built his family mansion here and also the White Horse Tavern in 1765. This stage coach stop was of historical importance during the Revolutionary War. Douglassville was named . . . Map (db m25279) HM
15Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — Welcome to Morlatton Village — Settled 1704
In 1701 William Penn granted 10,000 acres of land to seventeen colonists of Swedish descent who were living in present day Philadelphia. The village within the Swedes' Tract was called Morlatton and by 1719 the entire tract became Amity Township, . . . Map (db m160499) HM
16Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — White Horse Inn — c. 1763 — Preserved by The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County —
A Wayside Inn The first innkeepers on the White Horse tract were Swedish settler Marcus Huling and his wife, Margareta, a daughter of Mouns and Ingeborg Jones, the area's earliest European settlers. The Hulings' inn was established in the . . . Map (db m160503) HM
17Pennsylvania (Berks County), Amity Township — William Bird, Esq.
. . . Map (db m25278) HM
18Pennsylvania (Erie County), Amity Township — Ida M. Tarbell
Noted writer; biographer of Lincoln, historian of Standard Oil; born Nov. 5, 1857, in her grandfather's log home at Hatch Hollow, about two miles to east. She died Jan. 6, 1944, at Bridgeport, Connecticut.Map (db m64580) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022