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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
► Lancaster County (373) ► Berks County (257) ► Chester County (242) ► Dauphin County (281) ► Lebanon County (75) ► York County (307) ► Cecil County, Maryland (167) ► Harford County, Maryland (157)
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|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|
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|
|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 1891 . . . — — Map (db m136612) HM|
|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|
|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|
Herein lie the remains of the following
who were interred here in the past
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|
|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|
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|
|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|
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|
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|