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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manheim Township, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lancaster County, PA (412) Berks County, PA (258) Chester County, PA (275) Dauphin County, PA (289) Lebanon County, PA (75) York County, PA (336) Cecil County, MD (177) Harford County, MD (175)  LancasterCounty(412) Lancaster County (412)  BerksCounty(258) Berks County (258)  ChesterCounty(275) Chester County (275)  DauphinCounty(289) Dauphin County (289)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  YorkCounty(336) York County (336)  CecilCountyMaryland(177) Cecil County (177)  HarfordCounty(175) Harford County (175)
Lancaster is the county seat for Lancaster County
Manheim Township is in Lancaster County
      Lancaster County (412)  
ADJACENT TO LANCASTER COUNTY
      Berks County (258)  
      Chester County (275)  
      Dauphin County (289)  
      Lebanon County (75)  
      York County (336)  
      Cecil County, Maryland (177)  
      Harford County, Maryland (175)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — 1954
On New Holland Pike (U.S. 23) at Linden Ave, on the left when traveling east on New Holland Pike.
This land was given to Eden Fire Co No 1 by John J. and Vivian O. Eshelman Dedicated to the men and women of Eden who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and to those interested in community activitiesMap (db m188639) WM
2Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Belmont Lime kilncirca 1876
On Mayer Place east of Belwyck Boulevard, on the right when traveling east.
These lime kilns were built in the late 19th century for the purpose of making lime. Broken limestone was dumped into the top and heated to approximately 1500F degrees in the chambers or "pots". At this point the stone was calcined and chemically . . . Map (db m136615) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Belmont Quarry
On Belwyck Boulevard at Mayer Place, on the left when traveling west on Belwyck Boulevard.
In the later 19th century, David M. Mayer, owner of Belmont Farm, began his lime kiln operation to aid local farmers in fertilizing the rich Lancaster County soil with needed lime. To fuel his lime kilns, Mayer excavated stone on his property, . . . Map (db m174347) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — David M. Mayer House1867
Near Fruitville Pike south of U.S. 30, on the left when traveling south.
David M. Mayer (1836-1891) began construction of his original home in 1867. In 1870, David purchased the 203 acres where the house sits from his father, Martin Mayer. He married Katherine F. Hunsucker in 1868 and had two children. David dies in . . . Map (db m136612) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Henry Hess Landis Farm
On Kissel Hill Road.
Isaac C. Landis (1843-1931) established this farmstead around 1870 on a 52-acre parcel. It consisted primarily of the wooden frame house in front of you and a medium-size barn, both painted red. In 1908, the barn burned down and he had it rebuilt. . . . Map (db m84452) HM
6Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Isaac Long Barn
On Kissel Hill Road at Landis Valley Road, on the right when traveling south on Kissel Hill Road.
The United Brethren in Christ, and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, trace their origin to the joint efforts of Rev. Philip w. Otterbein of the German Reformed Church and Martin Boehm, a Mennonite preacher, as a revival held here about 1767. . . . Map (db m8267) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Landis Graveyard
Near Alderwood Way.
Herein lie the remains of the following who were interred here in the past (front) Anna Binkley 1783-1847 • Barbara Hershey 1769-1828 Johannes Eby 1800-1822 • C. H. -1771 A. F. -1822 • E. H. -1771 Anna Stibges Frank 1788-1842 • E. . . . Map (db m126339) HM
8Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Mayer CemeteryCemetery at Belmont
Near Belwyck Boulevard east of Fruitville Pike, on the right when traveling east.
This 50 ft × 60 ft graveyard, surrounded by an iron fence, contains 21 headstones and 17 foot stones in the enclosure. Some of the inscriptions on sandstone markers are now unable to be deciphered due to weathering and elements. Below is a list of . . . Map (db m136613) HM
9Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Pinetown BridgeThe Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, PA
On Bridge Road just east of Pinetown Road, on the right when traveling west.
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
10Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Manheim Township — Wheatland
On President Avenue at Harrisburg Pike, on the right when traveling south on President Avenue.
The home of James Buchanan, statesman, diplomat and the fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61), is located on Marietta Avenue, seven blocks south. Buchanan maintained Wheatland as his home from 1848 until he died there on June 1, 1868.Map (db m157225) HM
11Pennsylvania (York County), Manheim Township — Passenger Pigeon
Near Marina Drive, 0.5 miles Blooming Grove Road (Pennsylvania Route 216).
Across Lake Marburg on the northern horizon lie the Pigeon Hills, once inhabited by thousands of passenger pigeons. The monument at the top of the knoll replaces the original Boy Scout Memorial erected in the Pigeon Hills in 1947. The original . . . Map (db m14929) HM
12Pennsylvania (York County), Manheim Township — Passenger Pigeon
Near Marina Drive, 0.6 miles Blooming Grove Road (Pennsylvania Route 216).
In the interest of the preservation of wildlife we here dedicate this memorial to the ill-fated passenger pigeon which from earliest pioneer days until the 1880s flocked to these Pigeon Hills. This migratory bird, now extinct, was once so . . . Map (db m42198) HM
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Aug. 19, 2022