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By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
Abraham de Peyster Marker
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Abraham de Peyster
Abraham dePeyster Alderman of the City of New York 1685; Mayor of that City, 1691-95. Member of Earl Bellomont’s Council, 1698, Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court, 1698. Colonel Commanding, Regiment of Militia of City Trained Bands 1700 Chief . . . — Map (db m54368) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — African-American Women Escape County Jail, 1835 — Lancaster County Sheriff, 'Dare Devil Dave' Miller secretly liberated women jailed by bounty hunters
Fulton Theatre, directly opposite of this block, is among the nation's oldest continually operating performance halls. When this site was the location of the Lancaster County Jail, a dramatic episode in the Underground Railroad history occurred. The . . . — Map (db m136439) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F.
To honor the members of Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F. Originally Company No. 3 Penna. National Guard * Captain Charles P. Starr, Commanding Officer Captains * John D. Boger   * Alfred F. Compton   * Grant B. Weaver   * William . . . — Map (db m54592) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Andrew Ellicott — (1754 - 1820)
Surveyor, mathematician, astronomer. Secretary, Pennsylvania Land Office, 1801-08. In 1803, while living here, he taught Meriwether Lewis surveying and navigation skills. Helped survey & draw boundaries of New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. & . . . — Map (db m5171) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D.
Soldier of the Revolution, Adjutant General & friend of Washington. Born in Clydruff, Ireland. He first fought for British rights, then for American liberty. Lancaster County's Historical Society erected this tablet Sept. 20, A.D. 1912, to honor a . . . — Map (db m5231) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — B. F. Good / P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse
B.F. Good / P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse built in 1899 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m136616) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Bailey's Printshop
Francis Bailey, official printer to both the U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth, operated a printing office on this site from 1773 to 1780. Here, he produced many historic imprints including Thomas Paine's "Crisis No. 4." — Map (db m5159) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Belmont Lime kiln — circa 1876
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
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Belmont Quarry
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, and . . . — Map (db m136614) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Benjamin Franklin — 1706 - 1790
[Front:] Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 Philosopher Diplomat Inventor Scientist Printer Author [Left side:] Franklin College University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hospital Circulating Library . . . — Map (db m136428) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Captain Stephen Chambers — 1753 - 1789
Officer in Revolutionary War Delegate to the State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States trustee of Franklin College Worshipful Master of Lancaster Lodge No. 43 F. and AM Member of Lancaster Bar and . . . — Map (db m5208) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Central Market
The red brick market building directly before you is the oldest publicly owned, continually operated market in the United States, representing a Lancaster tradition since 1730. This building, which was constructed in 1889 by John Berger, is . . . — Map (db m5152) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Charles Demuth
Born in Lancaster, Nov. 8, 1883. Demuth achieved international fame for his precise modernist paintings including "My Egypt" and "I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold." He traveled in the U.S. and abroad but resided after 1889 in this house. Here he died in . . . — Map (db m5202) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Colonel Matthias Slough — 1733-1812
Officer in Revolutionary War Member of General Assembly Coroner who presided at inquest of Paxton Massacre Proprietor of White Swan Tavern Member of St. James Church — Map (db m5212) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Colonial Mansion
This house, of true Georgian style, was built about 1750. The ground was purchased by Thomas Poultney, merchant, in 1749, John Passmore, first mayor of Lancaster, occupied the house at one time. — Map (db m5226) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Conestoga Navigation Company
A slackwater canal between Lancaster and Safe Harbor, built following the company's incorporation in 1825, facilitated access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other ports. This canal's 18-mile course included nine sets of locks and dams; Lock No. 1 . . . — Map (db m5327) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — David M. Mayer House — 1867
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
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Early Architecture
This one and a half story house is typical of the architecture during the period of early settlement of Lancaster, dating from 1730. Most of the local houses in 1800 were of this style. — Map (db m5168) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Early Transportation Routes
King Street Throughout Lancaster City's history, king Street has been a major throughfare between Philadelphia and points west. In 1733 work commenced on the King's Highway, now Route 340. This highway began at the square extended eastward on . . . — Map (db m5153) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Edward Shippen — 1703 - 1781
Chairman of Committee of Correspondence During American Revolution Chief Burgess of Lancaster at time of Paxton Massacre Judge of the County Court One of Founders and a Trustee of Princeton University Grandfather of Peggy, wife of . . . — Map (db m5207) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — 37 — First Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Congregation traces its origin to 1742. The first regular pastor was Rev. John D. Woodhull, Revolutionary patriot. First building completed here in 1770; present edifice dedicated 1851. James Buchanan, 15th President of the U.S., was a member. — Map (db m122389) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — First Reformed Church
Congregation of German, Swiss, and French settlers was formed about 1729. Log church here, Lancaster's first, 1736. Stone building, 1753; brick church, 1854. Rev. Philip Otterbein, Rev. William Hendel, Dr. Henry Harbaugh were eminent pastors. — Map (db m5205) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Frank E. and Eva L. Manning Alumni Green
In 1853 James Buchanan, president of the Board of Trustees and later the fifteenth president of the United States, chose this as the site of the newly merged Franklin & Marshall College. The College Building, which became known as Old Main in the . . . — Map (db m136425) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Franklin & Marshall College September 11 Memorial
In Remembrance of Members of the Franklin & Marshall College Community and All Others Who Perished in the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 World Trade Center, New York City, NY Jeffrey M. Charnoff '88 Edward J. . . . — Map (db m136432) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Sacred to the memory of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg who was born on the 1st day of January, 1750 and departed this life on the 4th day of June, 1801 Aged 51 years, 5 months and 5 days ------------------------------ Lutheran Pastor in Colonial . . . — Map (db m54382) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Fulton Opera House
Built in 1852 and named Fulton Hall in honor of Robert Fulton. It is considered an excellent example of the 19th century "Opera House." For more than 75 years, every major star of the American theatre appeared on its stage. — Map (db m5170) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — General Edward Hand — 1744 - 1802
Lancaster's leading soldier During Revolutionary War Friend and Companion-in-Arms of Gen. George Washington Member of Continental Congress Chief Burgess of Lancaster Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church Rock Ford his Lancaster . . . — Map (db m5211) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — George Ross
Soldier, ardent patriot, jurist, and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, settled at Lancaster about 1751. Site of his country house, now marked by monument, is on Ross Street, nine blocks north. Died, 1779. — Map (db m5227) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B.
Here rest the bones of Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. who, as a true shepherd, tended this congregation with the Gospel of Christ for 35 years. His spirit joyfully escaped its shell, which collapsed here on the 23rd of May, 1815, in . . . — Map (db m54386) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Grape Hotel
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Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Harry P. Forry
Harry P. Forry Lt. Army Air Force July 14, 1942 — Map (db m136502) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Henry Hess Landis Farm
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
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Henry Krauskopf House and Store
Henry Krauskopf House and Store Oldest surviving structure for the manufacturing and marketing of cigar boxes and tobacco related products built in 1874 has been placed on the National Register of the United States Department . . . — Map (db m136437) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Henry Norwood "Barney" Ewell — (1918-1996)
A graduate of McCaskey High School and Penn State Univ., Ewell was one of the world’s leading sprinters and long jumpers in the late 1930s and 40s. Cancellation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympics during WWII prevented Ewell from competing in his prime. . . . — Map (db m135752) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Historic Site in Journalism — [The Lancaster Journal]
Lancaster Newspapers, published on this site of Francis Bailey's colonial printshop, trace their roots to the Lancaster Journal of 1794. the Journal was published and edited by William Hamilton and Henry Willcocks. It merged with the Intelligencer, . . . — Map (db m5160) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Founded in 1730. A session for an Indian treaty was held in the original church building in 1762. The present edifice was dedicated in 1766. Here are interred the remains of Thomas Wharton (1778) and Gov. Thomas Mifflin (1800). — Map (db m5124) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Home Site of Col. William Henry — 1729 - 1786
Prominent patriot Master rifle maker Enterprising and successful experimenter in steam navigation — Map (db m5156) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — In Memory of World War I Heroes
In memory of World War I Heroes — Map (db m136430) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Isaac Long Barn
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
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan
Lawyer, statesman, diplomat, and fifteenth President of United States, lies buried in this cemetery, about 350 yards southeast. His home, Wheatland, located on Marietta Avenue, is marked with a bronze tablet. — Map (db m5117) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan
President of the United States 1857 – 1861 Given in memory by Dulon F. Buchmiller — Map (db m54356) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan
Fifteenth President of the United States, lies buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery located five blocks to the south on Queen Street. — Map (db m84451) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan Home
James Buchanan Home has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m54353) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Hale Steinman, A.B., LL. B., LL.D.
October 22, 1886 - December 31, 1962 Graduate of the Yeates School, The Hotchkiss School, Yale University University of Pennsylvania School of Law President and publisher of Lancaster newspapers Chairman of the board, Intelligencer Printing . . . — Map (db m5163) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Hazlett Binns — 1912 - 1985 — Industrialist • Patriot • Humanitarian • Mentor —
He rose from sales trainee to become president and chairman of Armstrong World Industries, a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. A leader in the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster, . . . — Map (db m5324) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Tilden Sheckard — 1878 – 1947
Dedicated to the memory of James Tilden Sheckard 1878 – 1947 the Lancaster County boy who starred on the Baltimore Orioles the Brooklyn Dodgers and the famous Champion Chicago Cubs of 1906-1910 to become one of the great outfielders of all . . . — Map (db m54364) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Jasper Yeates — 1746 - 1817
Member of Committee of Correspondence During Revolution Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Delegate to the State Convention which Ratified the Constitution of the United States Man for Whom Yeates School was named . . . — Map (db m5209) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Durang
To the Memory of John Durang First native-born American Actor Born within sight of this building Jaunary 6, 1768 — Map (db m122422) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Durang — (1768 - 1822)
The first American-born professional stage performer, Durang gained fame as a dancer, actor, clown, musician, acrobat, choreographer, and puppeteer. Born in Lancaster near here, he performed in the northeastern US, eventually founding his own . . . — Map (db m122423) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John F. Reynolds — (1820-1863)
Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. He was killed early on the first day. Buried in Lancaster Cemetery, he was born and resided . . . — Map (db m84450) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Frederick Steinman, Ph. B., LL. D.
August 21, 1884 - December 23, 1980 Graduate of the Yeates School, the Hotchkiss School, and Yale University Publisher and chairman of the board of Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. Chairman of the board, Intelligencer Printing Company Co-founder . . . — Map (db m5162) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Fulton Reynolds
Colonel of the Fifth Infantry, U.S. Army Major General of Volunteers Born September 21, 1820 Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg while commanding the Left Wing of the Army of the Potomac July 1, 1863 Erected by Independent Battery I Pa. Light . . . — Map (db m54370) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Marshall
[Front:] The Great Chief Justice John Marshall 1755-1835 "United we are strong, divided we fall" "Silverheels" [Left side:] "That [the slave trade] is contrary to the laws of nature will scarcely . . . — Map (db m136429) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Joseph Simon — (1712 - 1804)
Jewish pioneer and merchant, Simon played a significant role in the development of central and western PA. He participated in expeditions as far as the Mississippi and helped establish Lancaster as a center for exploration, trade & settlement. . . . — Map (db m147204) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Klauder-Apple Walk — dedicated to Charles Zeller Klauder and Henry Harbaugh Apple
Charles Zeller Klauder (1872 - 1937), a Philadelphia architect and prolific designer of educational buildings, was selected as Franklin & Marshall's architect and planner in 1923. During the next seven years, he designed Franklin-Meyran and . . . — Map (db m136431) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County
Formed on May 10, 1729 out of Chester County. Named for Lancashire in England. County seat, Lancaster, was chartered a borough in 1742; a city in 1818. It was the State capital, 1799-1812. County is noted for its rich farmland and ethnic diversity. — Map (db m5203) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Civil War Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Civil War Civil War 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m136506) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Korean War Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Korean War 1950 - 1955 — Map (db m136508) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of Lancaster County November 11, 2011 — Map (db m136504) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War 1964-1975 — Map (db m136503) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County World War II Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to World War II Merchant Marine Veterans of Lancaster County November 11, 2012 — Map (db m136505) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County World War II Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during World War II — Map (db m136507) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster Rotary Park: 100 years of Rotary International — Lancaster City
On February 23, 1905 Rotary International, the world's first and largest non-profit service organization was founded. Paul Harris met with three of his friends in Chicago, Illinois, to promote business fellowship. The name "Rotary" derived from the . . . — Map (db m136618) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster's 'freedom spies' — Rauch, Boston helped Thaddeus Stevens thwart slave catchers, circa 1850
In an upper floor office this square at No. 8 West King Street, the notorious George Hughes operated a business that supported bounty hunters who came here from Southern states tracking formerly enslaved Africans living and working in relative . . . — Map (db m136494) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster's Historic Diversity — Lancaster City
At the root of Lancaster City's history, one major element is consistent...diversity. In the mid 1700s, the first citizens were from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds — German, Scots-Irish, and English. ❖ German . . . — Map (db m136450) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Landis Graveyard

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 . . . — Map (db m126339) HM

Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Leo F. Hauck — 1888 – 1950
Memorial to Leo F. Hauck 1888 – 1950 In an era of top middleweight and light heavyweight boxers, 1905 – 1920, Leo Hauck rose through them all to become “Uncrowned Middleweight Champion of the World.” Always a clean . . . — Map (db m54366) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Major John Light — 1755-1834
Served throughout the Revolutionary War Fought in Battles of Lake Champlain Princeton and Yorktown Chief Burgess of Lancaster Member of St. James Church — Map (db m5213) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Mathias Roeser
Here from 1740 to 1771 lived one of colonial America's most important gunsmiths. His work was central to development of the Pennsylvania rifle. Other family members and an apprentice, William Henry, Sr., became leading gunsmiths & supplied arms to . . . — Map (db m5167) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Mayer Cemetery — Cemetery at Belmont
This 50 ft Χ 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
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Military Stables and Barracks
This long building was used as military stables during the Revolution. On opposite side of street, stood the Barracks where British and Hessians were imprisoned during that period. — Map (db m5122) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Montgomery House
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this house was built in 1804 for prominent Lancaster attorney William Montgomery by Harrisburg based architect Stephen Hills. The Montgomery House originally contained a rare oval room on the first . . . — Map (db m136443) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Monument to John Wise

Famous pioneer aeronaut of America, who was born in Lancaster in 1808 and lived most of his life near this spot. Beginning in 1835 he completed, from many towns, 462 balloon ascensions during his lifetime. John Wise lies in . . . — Map (db m126335) HM

Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Center Square (Penn Square)
Indian wigwams, a hickory tree, and a spring - that was old center square "Hickory Town" prior to 1730. In that year, however, significant changes occurred as Andrew and James Hamilton laid out Lancaster Townstead with an open square. Streets . . . — Map (db m5151) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Courthouse
In 1739, the small brick courthouse of old Lancaster, one of the first in America, was completed. The two story courthouse was constructed in the center of the square and provided a courtroom on the first floor, and a council chamber and small . . . — Map (db m5134) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Jail
The Lancaster jail was located a half block to the north from 1753 to 1851. The last remaining Conestoga Indians were held here in protective custody in 1763. They were killed by a vigilante group, the Paxton Boys. No arrests were made. — Map (db m122635) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Patriots of St. James Church
In honor of members of St. James’ Church who served America during the time of the Revolution •     •     • George Ross Signer of the Declaration of Independence •     •     • Major General Edward Hand Friend and companion in arms of General George . . . — Map (db m54381) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Penn Square — Lancaster City
Since its establishment in 1730, Lancaster City has been a bustling, vibrant community with a rich history. Founded by James Hamilton, an English businessman, the city was designed to be the county seat, with a Courthouse placed in the center of . . . — Map (db m5201) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Pennsylvania Medical Society
Founded April 11, 1848, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church on this site. Its purpose was to foster the advancement of medical knowledge, relieve suffering and promote the health of the community. Samuel Humes, M.D., of Lancaster was the first . . . — Map (db m5206) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Pennsylvania Rifle
Misnamed Kentucky Rifle, this famous weapon of the frontier was developed in the 1700's at Lancaster, which was the center for its manufacture — Map (db m84447) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad, 1834 — Travel cut to 3½ days across Pennsylvania on first chartered railroad, canals & inclined planes — Lancaster City —
This narrow stretch of land from here to Harrisburg Avenue was part of the state's first chartered public railroad, providing a vital ink to Lancaster's city center. Now known as Mayor Janice C. Stork Corridor Park, this is the last remaining . . . — Map (db m136620) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Privy
      Built in 1828, the privy is one of the three original buildings left on the estate. Privies were in use here until the late 1800’s, when an interior bathroom was added to the mansion. Interesting to note the symmetrical arrangement with the . . . — Map (db m54395) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Revolutionary War Stables
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Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Reynolds House
Birthplace and residence of Major General John F. Reynolds of the Army of the Potomac. Killed on the morning of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, his body lies buried in Lancaster Cemetery. — Map (db m5165) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Robert Coleman — 1749 - 1825
Associate Judge of Lancaster County Member of Legislature Delegate to State Convention which Ratified the Constitution of the United States Ironmaster of Lancaster County Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church Father of Ann - Buried . . . — Map (db m5210) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Rock Ford
Name of Colonial mansion of Edward Hand. Adjutant General of the Continental Army, and notable Lancaster physician. George Washington was entertained here in 1791. The old mansion is about a half mile to the southeast. — Map (db m5229) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ross H. Sachs
Ross H. Sachs was a beloved coach at Franklin & Marshall College for over two decade. A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Ross was a three-sport athlete at Gettysburg High School and earned All-State honors in basketball and football. After . . . — Map (db m136436) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ruamie Hill Binns — 1914 - 2002 — Civic Leader • Volunteer • Philanthropist • Friend —
She shared her talents and her spirit with Lancaster for six decades, including leadership roles in family and children's services, the Junior League, the Community Chest, the Lancaster General Hospital, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. A . . . — Map (db m5323) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — S. Dale Kaufman — (1911 - 1977)
S. Dale Kaufman, senior partner in the architectural firm of Haak, Kaufman, Reese and Beers, was the principle architect in the nationally recognized restoration of this market which captured the 1976 H.U.D. honor award for design excellence. A . . . — Map (db m5157) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — S. Woodrow Sponaugle '37
S. Woodrow "Woody" Sponaugle was an outstanding athlete, coach, and athletic director at Franklin & Marshall. The winner of nine letters and Little All-America honors as an undergraduate, Woody returned to the college in 1948 to serve sixteen years . . . — Map (db m136435) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Sgt Joseph E Jackson
To the children in memory of Sgt Joseph E Jackson. Far away in an alien land he found not only a war but children. Children the same as those he knew at home friendly smiling and eager for knowledge. — Map (db m53458) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Shippen House
Site of house occupied 1751-1781, by Edward Shippen; lawyer, judge, Chairman Committee of Observation, and grand-father of Peggy Shippen Arnold. An earlier occupant was Thomas Cookson, first Burgess of Lancaster Borough. — Map (db m31893) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Simon Snyder
Born, 1759, on this site. Governor of Pennsylvania for three terms, 1808-17. His strong appeal for a call to arms, and defense of sound currency, during War of 1812, are noteworthy. Died in 1819 at Selinsgrove. — Map (db m5120) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre — December 27, 1763
Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre December 27, 1763 — Map (db m122636) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Smokehouse / Icehouse
      One of the three buildings constructed in 1828, this west dependency appears to have been a combination smokehouse / icehouse when it was originally built. Located a convenient distance from the basement kitchen, it is built of brick, wood, . . . — Map (db m54399) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Directly before you in the square stands the soldiers and sailors monument, erected in 1874 by the Lancaster County Monumental Association to honor the brave men and women of Lancaster County who died to save the Union during the Civil War. The . . . — Map (db m5129) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — St. James' Church (Episcopal)
Founded 1744. Original structure built 1746-53; this building begun 1820. George Ross, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was vestryman. Buried here are the patriots Edward Shippen, William Atlee, Edward Hand, and Jasper Yeates. — Map (db m5204) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Stevens Grave & Memorial — Shreiner-Concord Cemetery
Stevens Grave & Memorial Burial place of a true American hero ---------------- Thaddeus StevensLancaster County’s U.S. Representative was the most powerful congressman during the Civil War and early Reconstruction. He was a master . . . — Map (db m54598) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thaddeus Stevens
Lawyer, congressman, defender of free public schools, abolitionist, lies buried in the rear of this cemetery. He believed in the "Equality of man before his Creator." Resided in Lancaster from 1842 until his death, 1868. — Map (db m5228) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thaddeus Stevens — 1792 - 1868
Leading statesman of the Civil War period lived here from 1843 until the time of his death — Map (db m136445) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thaddeus Stevens
Philanthropy An important part of Thaddeus Stevens' legacy is his philanthropy. Throughout his life he could never recall the poverty and discrimination of his childhood without great pain. Its effect was to sensitize him to the oppression . . . — Map (db m136622) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
Earliest Congregation in Lancaster Organized 1730 Fostered six other city congregations ————•———— First church erected 1734 Present building begun in 1761 Dedicated in 1766 by Henry Melchior . . . — Map (db m54654) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Jasper Yeates Building
The Jasper Yeates Building circa 1775 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m136441) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The New Era Building
The New Era Building circa 1890 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m136501) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Rev. Thomas Barton
Memorial Stone to The Rev. Thomas Barton 1730 – 1780 British Missionary who served for 19 years with distinction as third rector of St. James Church 1759-1778. True to his ordination vows, he remained loyal to the Crown during the American . . . — Map (db m54377) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Revolutionary War — 1775-1783
This marker pays tribute to the soldiers who fought for our liberty and the women who supported them. The plaque also marks the site of the county's first courthouse where, on September 27, 1777, the Continental Congress met for a day. Lancaster . . . — Map (db m136456) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Richard Kneedler Sculpture Garden
During his 35 years as a faculty member, administrator and president of Franklin & Marshall College, Richard Kneedler '65, P'98 devoted his extraordinary leadership abilities to transform his alma mater in a variety of significant ways. One of . . . — Map (db m136422) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Steinman Hardware Building
The Steinman Hardware Building circa 1886 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m136440) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The War of 1812
On June 18th, 1812, the United States Congress declared war on Great Britain, at the request of President James Madison. The British had blockaded the U.S. coast, seized American ships, and impressed their seamen. Also, the Canadians supported . . . — Map (db m136458) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — The Water Towers in Buchanan Park
Near this site stood two water towers that for approximately seventy years were part of Lancaster’s skyline. In the early twentieth century the Conestoga River was the sole source of public water in the city. As the west end grew, distance from the . . . — Map (db m54369) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thomas Mifflin, Esq.
Signer of the Constitution of the United States of America Erected by General Thomas Mifflin Chapter Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania Daughters of the American Revolution 1987 < Upper Marker : > In perpetuation of the memory of . . . — Map (db m54653) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Thomas Wharton, Jr.
In memoriam Thomas Wharton, Jr. First President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Captain General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the same on March 5, 1777 Died in Office, greatly lamented May 23, 1778. At . . . — Map (db m54657) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine < Rear Marker : > 1898 – 1902       Erected by General Wm. S. McCaskey Camp United Spanish . . . — Map (db m54400) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those Vietnam Veterans who served honorably during the period of August 5, 1964 🎖️ May 7, 1975 — Map (db m136453) WM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Wheatland
Home of President James Buchanan from 1849 to his death is a few blocks away. Statesman and diplomat, as Member of Congress, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Minister to England. Elected President in 1856. — Map (db m5232) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Wheatland
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 m122630) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Whitehead Plaza — Franklin & Marshall College, 1787 — Lux Et Lex —
This plaza joins two buildings erected during the presidency of John Summers Stahr, class of 1867, the Gymnasium (1891) and the Science Building (1900-02). Dr. Stahr served his alma mater as professor of Natural Sciences for more than 50 years and . . . — Map (db m136424) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — William Augustus Atlee — 1735-1793
Chairman of Committee of Safety during American Revolution Chief Burgess of Lancaster Judge of first Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church — Map (db m5214) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — William J. Iannicelli '48
"Coach I," as he is affectionately known by thousands of Franklin & Marshall alumni, was one of the most successful athletes and coaches in the history of the college. An All-American in track and field and a little All-American in football, Bill . . . — Map (db m136434) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Witmer's Tavern
One of the best surviving structures of its type. Original east end built about 1725 by Benjamin Witmer, agent for the London Land Company. Passed on to his son, tavern-keeper John Witmer. Enlarged by Henry Witmer, 1773. Family was prominent in many . . . — Map (db m8269) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — World War I Memorial — Spirit of the American Doughboy
Dedicated to The men and women of the Seventh Ward Lancaster, PA. who by their patriotism courage and devotion helped win The World War 1914 - 1918 for humanity, liberty and righteousness erected by the Citizens of the . . . — Map (db m66429) WM

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Jul. 11, 2020