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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Lampeter 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 (348) Berks County, PA (257) Chester County, PA (236) Dauphin County, PA (281) Lebanon County, PA (75) York County, PA (304) Cecil County, MD (167) Harford County, MD (154)  LancasterCounty(348) Lancaster County (348)  BerksCounty(257) Berks County (257)  ChesterCounty(236) Chester County (236)  DauphinCounty(281) Dauphin County (281)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  YorkCounty(304) York County (304)  CecilCountyMaryland(167) Cecil County (167)  HarfordCounty(154) Harford County (154)
Location of West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania
    Lancaster County (348)
    Berks County (257)
    Chester County (236)
    Dauphin County (281)
    Lebanon County (75)
    York County (304)
    Cecil County, Maryland (167)
    Harford County, Maryland (154)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle
Martin Meylin, 1670–1749, gunsmith of Switzerland settled here in the Pequea Valley in 1710 and made in this gun shop the earliest known Pennsylvania or so called Kentucky Rifle. He was the first of a group of Lancaster County rifle . . . Map (db m160399) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Blacksmith Shop
This building exemplifies the blacksmith shops that existed in all early communities. These shops were always an important part of local agricultural and community development. This shop is built in the exact dimensions of what is known as the . . . Map (db m67149) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — First Settlement in Lancaster County1710
First Settlement in Lancaster County -- 1710. Scale one inch = 100 perches A* ["*" circled] indicates this tablet B* Mennonite Ch. (Herr - grave) C* old Chr. Herr House 1719 D* the big spring E* old Miller graveyard R-S Pequea . . . Map (db m160413) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Heine Weber Smokehouse
This smokehouse was removed from the site of the "Heine" Weber homestead in the historic Weaverland Valley. The house and barn on the Weber homestead were built in the early 1760s, and this building appears to be of the same period. The roof . . . Map (db m67250) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Herr House
Three quarters of a mile south on the side road is the stone house built in 1719 by Christian Herr, son of Hans Herr, founder, in 1710, of the first Mennonite community in this area. It is the oldest building this far west in Pennsylvania.Map (db m158435) HM
6Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge
This covered bridge originally stood over the Conestoga River near Hinkleton in Earl Township before it was destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. It was relocated to this site and rebuilt in 1975. Prior to its relocation here this bridge was also . . . Map (db m162680) HM
7Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Martin Meylin’s Gunshop
Old gunshop, built in 1719, is located about one mile northeast. Here, before 1745 the earliest known Pennsylvania Rifle, misnamed Kentucky Rifle, was made. Building is marked with a tablet.Map (db m160649) HM
8Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), West Lampeter Township — Millstones
These millstones stand in silent testimony to the importance of milling in Lancaster County. The first mill was built only a few years after the Mennonites arrived in 1710. Vital to agriculture, the mills increased in number to over 200 by 1839. . . . Map (db m160434) HM
 
Apr. 19, 2021