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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lititz, Pennsylvania

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1Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — "Steps of Progress"
These "Steps of Progress" to the Lititz Boy Scout Pavilion were provided and built by Boy Scout Ryan Haines of Lititz Boy Scout Troop 142 as his Eagle Scout ProjectMap (db m126240) HM
2Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — 1895 Drinking Fountain
This fountain was part of the lower piece of one of the three original gas lights that were located at the "Roebuck Memorial Fountain," in Lititz, which was dedicated October 3, 1895. It was saved and has since been rebuilt and placed . . . Map (db m126231) HM
3Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — 66 East Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m136386) HM
4Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Albert Glatz Tobacco Shop — circa 1765
First tobacconist in Rome (Lititz) Pennsylvania relocated to this site in 1868 Preserved in 2010 for the people in Lancaster County, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of AmericaMap (db m175244) HM
5Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — An Icon of Lititz Springs Park
The lion's head has been a prominent icon to Lititz Springs Park since 1857. In addition to its beautiful stream, its shaded walkways and its well-kept natural environment, Lititz Springs Park was enhanced by an elegant carving of a lion's head by . . . Map (db m126238) HM
6Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Arched Bridge
In 1856 sandstone from the Furnace Hills north of Lititz was brought to the park grounds by horse and cart and used as coping around the head-end of the Springs. This stone coping continued eastward to prevent the stream from overflowing and also . . . Map (db m126280) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Beck Memorial Band Shell
Built in 1937, the "Paul E. Beck Memorial Band Shell" has hosted many musical venues and notable celebrations, including the crowning of the Queen of Candles, the highlight of the 4th of July festivities in the park since 1942. Paul E. . . . Map (db m126283) HM
8Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Building of the Lititz Freight Station in 1921
In 1884, the Lititz Moravian Congregation, who owned Lititz Springs Park, entered into a ninety-nine year lease with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company for the location of a new Passenger Depot & Express Station to be built on Park . . . Map (db m157514) HM
9Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Built 1907 — The John Badorf House — 120 N. Broad St., Lititz, PA —
John Badorf was the proprietor of the Warwick House and Badorf Shoe Company. The 360 ton house was originally located on the corner of N. Broad St. and W. Lincoln Ave. It was moved back 50 feet in 1993 for the addition of a third lane on W. Lincoln . . . Map (db m136378) HM
10Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Dedicated by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in Memory of John Augustus Sutter
Dedicated by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in Memory of John Augustus Sutter who founded California's capital the city of Sacramento August 12 1839 The fort which he established is today a shrine containing historical relics of the gold . . . Map (db m168303) HM
11Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Elmer Holmes Bobst
His generosity interest in human welfare and love for Lititz, his boyhood home, made possible the restoration and development of this park. Established in 1843 by the Moravian Congregation, the park was given to the community of Lititz in 1956.Map (db m5318) HM
12Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Fern Island
At one time, the Lititz Spring Park was swampland with a small stream running through it. In the late 1700's young men from Lititz began filling in the swamp in hopes of making the area a place of leisure and enjoyment. In the mid 1800's, trees . . . Map (db m136379) HM
13Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — General Johann Agust Sutter Home
General Johann Agust Sutter Home built in 1871 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m136388) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — In Memory of 110 Soldiers of the Continental Army
Who died in the Lititz Military Hospital between December 19, 1777 and August 28, 1778 and are buried here.Map (db m5268) HM
15Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — In Memory of the Brave Soldiers of the Continental Army
who died in this building when it was used by order of General Washington as a military hospital from Dec. 19, 1777 to Aug. 28, 1778. This tablet is erected by the Lititz Moravian Congregation of the 450 men quartered here, there died 120, of whom . . . Map (db m5273) HM
16Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — John A. Sutter — 1803 - 1880
. . . Map (db m136385) HM
17Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — John A. Sutter
In the cemetery opposite is buried the California pioneer. Founder of Sacramento, 1839. Gold was discovered on his lands, 1848. Ruined by the gold rush, he made Lititz his home from 1871 until death, 1880.Map (db m157507) HM
18Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — John Augustus Sutter Memorial
Dedicated by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in memory of John Augustus Sutter who founded California's capital, the City of Sacramento August 12, 1839. The fort which he established is today a shrine containing historical relics of the gold rush . . . Map (db m81796) HM
19Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — July 4th Candle Illuminations
The first candle illumination in the Lititz Springs Park was held July 4, 1843 when 400 candles were lit to celebrate America's Independence. This long-held tradition was begun to honor a Christmas Eve Moravian custom of lighting a candle to . . . Map (db m126276) HM
20Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Last Memorial Day Encampment
On Memorial Day, May 31, 1920, members of Stevens Post No. 517 of The Grand Army of the Republic met on the Lititz Springs grounds for the last time. In recognition of their fallen comrades, the 15 remaining local Civil War Veterans set up tents . . . Map (db m126281) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Leichenkapellchen or Corpse House
Originally a temporary repository of the departed 1786Map (db m168299) HM
22Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Linden Hall
Oldest girls' resident school in the United States. Founded in 1746 by the Moravian Church. Originally a day school, it has since 1794 drawn boarding students from a wide area. The school was chartered under its present name in 1863.Map (db m5265) HM
23Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz
Settled during 1740's, Moravians established here a "Land Gemeine," or country congregation in 1756. It was named by Count Zinzendorf after a Bohemian town which sheltered persecuted Moravians in 1456.Map (db m156655) HM
24Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Boy Scout Cabin — 1927 - 2012
October, 1927, Lititz Boy Scout Troops 2 and 3 opened the doors of the new log cabin which they built representing the early log cabins built by our early American pioneers. Because of their interest in the great outdoors, the scouts received . . . Map (db m126272) HM
25Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Caboose Museum
The Lititz Caboose was purchased by the Lititz Springs Park Board Caboose Committee in 2000. This rail car was restored by Gerhart Machinery Company of Lititz and dedicated July 1, 2001. The Caboose Museum is a complimentary companion to the . . . Map (db m126190) HM
26Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Moravian Congregation — 1749 - 250th Anniversary - 1999 — In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love. —
The Warwick Gemeinhaus was consecrated February 9, 1749. This date serves as the founding date for the Warwick Congregation, which on August 20, 1755, became the country congregation and Bruder-Gemein of Lititz. It was named by Count Zinzendorf in . . . Map (db m5271) HM
27Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Spring Park Memorial Fountain
Lititz Springs Post 1463, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary, proudly dedicate this memorial fountain "to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to those that were willing." Dedicated July 2, 1994Map (db m136389) WM
28Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Springs Park Entrance Gates
The first entrance to Lititz Springs Park was a small walking path leading off of Maple Street opposite the old brewery. In 1844 a new visitor entrance to the Park was opened at Broad Street. It was located on the south side of the Lititz Springs . . . Map (db m126234) HM
29Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers
The nine markers placed throughout the Park are both a memorial to "Sketch" Mearig, and also an educational platform of the history of Lititz Springs Park. Robert "Sketch" Mearig was born in Lititz in 1923. He spent many childhood days playing in . . . Map (db m126232) HM
30Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Veterans Memorial
In grateful recognition to all veterans who preserved the freedom won by America's first veterans that are buried here. 1776 - 1999Map (db m5269) WM
31Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Lititz Wall of Remembrance — In recognition of those who built our community
[Left panel:] Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzedorf In 1742, Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Saxony, the leader and organizer of the modern day Moravian Church, preached at the tavern of Jacob Huber, north of Lititz, while . . . Map (db m136380) HM
32Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Moravian Gemeinhaus
Built in 1746 by the Moravians as Church, Parsonage, and School. It stood 125 yards to the north on the elevation on this side of Carter's Run.Map (db m5266) HM
33Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Music Pavilion
On July 4, 1906 a Music Pavilion was dedicated to accommodate Beck's Concert Band, a well respected band in Lititz. An octagonal shaped, gazebo style bandstand with latticed sides, designed by Paul E. Beck, Band Director, was built in the area of . . . Map (db m126236) HM
34Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis — The oldest commercial pretzel bakery in the United States —
Established the first pretzel bakery in the New World. This tablet dedicated by The National Pretzel Bakers Institute May 1951 Alex V. Tisdale, Pres.Map (db m90834) HM
35Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Paul E. Beck Memorial Band Shell
Dedicated to the memory of Paul E. Beck 1871 - 1934 Lititz Bandmaster and Teacher of Music, Art and Literature September 2, 1937 . . . Map (db m126285) HM
36Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Revolutionary War Memorial 1930 — Veterans Memorial 1999
On this site are interred the remains of 110 soldiers from General Washington's Continental Army. Wounded at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, these soldiers were transported to Lititz between December 1777 and August 1778. Hospitalized in . . . Map (db m5267) HM
37Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Round House
The Round House is thought to have originally been built as a grandstand on the grounds of the Warwick Racing Track located northeast of Lititz. It was dismantled and reconstructed on its present site in the early months of 1880. The Round House . . . Map (db m126235) HM
38Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Springs Head-End
In 1855 the steep bank around the spring head was contoured. Three springs were uncovered flowing from caves to the west. From the bubbling spring, water gracefully flows eastward and is the source of the Lititz Run stream. The clear, limestone . . . Map (db m126237) HM
39Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — The Ford Buildings
The Ford Buildings 22-38 East Main Street In honor and memory of Frank S. Ford merchant and civic leader who, because of his love for this community, initiated the restoration of historic downtown Lititz. Presented by Lititz . . . Map (db m192317) HM
40Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — The Heritage Center
Dedicated in 1971 Moravian Church Square Established in 1757 In memory of the many men and women of past and present generations who served faithfully in the Moravian Congregation to make our heritage possible.Map (db m5274) HM
41Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — The Importance of Conversation
On this site in the 1940s, a young R. Ronald Reedy and his uncle would sit on a bench and watch railroad workers and engineers switch the freight cars bound for Wilbur Chocolate and the nearby lumber yard. And, at certain times throughout the day, . . . Map (db m126228) HM
42Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — The Lititz Pharmacopoeia
For the use of Medical Department of the "Army of the Federated States of America," was compiled by Physician-General William Brown in Lititz, and published in Philadelphia, in 1778. It was the first American Formulary and a pioneer effort at the . . . Map (db m5272) HM
43Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — The Pilgerhaus - 1754 — First House in Lititz
George Klein built a two-story stone house which became the "Pilgerhaus," or Pilgrim's House" to be used as a dwelling for ministers and congregational meetings. In 1760, the congregational store was located in the Pilgerhaus. It remained here . . . Map (db m136387) HM
44Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — This 735 pound bell
This 735 pound bell, fashioned from new ingot copper and imported block tin, was cast in 1886 for the Jerusalem Church of the Evangelical Association, today Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, by Henry McShane & Co., Baltimore, MD, when the . . . Map (db m188193) HM
45Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in honor of all those who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States of America ☆ ☆ ☆Map (db m126193) WM
46Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, 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
47Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Elizabeth Township — Site of Peter Grubb's Upper Hopewell Iron Forge
Erected 1742 operated until 1803 this ground is set aside as a wildlife sanctuary and a place of rest by Elsie W. Bradley in memory of Richard (Dick) Eugene Connelly 1931-1972 this tablet erected by the Lancaster County Historical . . . Map (db m213288) HM
48Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, 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
49Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, 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
50Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Manheim Township — Pinetown Bridge — The Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, PA
Crossing the Conestoga since 1868 The first covered bridge at this location was built by Elias McMellen, a well-known local bridge builder. Specifications drawn up in October 1867 state that the bridge is "to be built in one span, on . . . Map (db m175091) HM
51Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — Cpl. Gerald L. Habecker
In memory of Cpl. Gerald L. Habecker who died Jan. 21, 1969 in unselfish service to his country Dedicated Aug. 13, 1972Map (db m175176) WM
52Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — In Memory of Christian Bomberger
A God-fearing and industrious man, who with his wife, Maria, two sons John and Christian, and six daughters, left the tenantry of Baron von der Felts, in Eschelbronn, Baden, May 12th, 1722, was granted a certificate of honorable dismissal by the . . . Map (db m165454) HM
53Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — Lexington
Brickerville-3 Lexington Formerly "Dundee" Renamed for Battle of Lexington Founded 1805Map (db m217611) HM
54Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — Millway Village
This 1940's calendar view looks east from above Meadow Valley Road. It shows the J.H. Reitz & Son company which operated on the site from 1902-1964, providing the railroad with freight traffic and supplying the surrounding agricultural community . . . Map (db m216746) HM
55Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — Oil Pumping Station
1940's view of the Millway oil pumping station. The large building on the left is the boiler house, which used coal supplied by the railroad to make steam to run the pumps. The pump house is the large building, right rear. The smaller building on . . . Map (db m216747) HM
56Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — Philip Roth Cemetery
Early Settler And Tavern Keeper Rothsville Founded 1790 Formerly Rabbit HillMap (db m213287) HM
57Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — Rothsville
Named for Philip Roth early settler and tavern keeper formerly Rabbit Hill. Founded 1790Map (db m172417) HM
58Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lititz, Warwick Township — 7 — Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail
This site has the original mill which was built by the Moravian Community in the spring of 1765. The mill was used as a carding mill that processed raw wool, prior to it being spun into thread and woven into textiles. The mill also produced snuff at . . . Map (db m216488) HM
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Mar. 30, 2023