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Littlestown, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
Army of the Potomac Tablet
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Army of the PotomacJuly 5, 1863
Second Corps marched from Gettysburg to Two Taverns. Fifth Corps to Marsh Run. Sixth Corps to Fairfield. Eleventh Corps to Rock Creek. Twelfth Corps to Littlestown. First brigade Second cavalry division to Emmitsburg and the Artillery Reserve to . . . — Map (db m10873) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Christ Reformed Church
Known as "Mother of Reformed Churches" of this region. Congregation organized, May 1747, marking settlement of German pioneers in southern part of Conewago Valley. Section of present building erected, 1798. Many notable persons lie buried in the old . . . — Map (db m10848) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Christ Reformed Church
The congregation was organized May 4, 1747 by the Rev. Michael Schlatter who was sent by the Synods of Holland to Pennsylvania. On this site stood the first church, a log structure, which was replaced in 1798 by a brick church. This edifice . . . — Map (db m14860) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — LittlestownAnd the Civil War
The Civil War played an important role in the history of Littlestown is just 10 miles south of Gettysburg, so it played a key role in the housing and care of soldiers during the Civil War. Many different soldiers and officers passed through . . . — Map (db m10849) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — LittlestownDeveloping Years — 19th Century
The coming of the Littlestown Railroad in 1858 brought growth and a new life to Littlestown. The railroad ran E-W along Cemetery Street and was extended west to Frederick, MD, in 1872. It was not uncommon for Littlestown citizens to leave . . . — Map (db m10852) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Littlestown20th Century
The turn of the century brought the continuation of growth and change to Littlestown. The photos depict businesses and properties which may be familiar to many despite some changes in appearance. The Littlestown to Hanover trolley line, installed . . . — Map (db m10859) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Littlestown War Memorial
Dedicated in memory and in honor of the brave men and women of this community who served their country in all wars Those who made the supreme sacrifice World War I John W. Ocker World War II Robert J. Collins • Vernon . . . — Map (db m35292) WM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States — Map (db m95201) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Littlestown — Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
In honor of revolutionary soldiers buried in this cemetery. Johannes Bard                     Philip Rahn Jacob Beihl                          George Jacob Scherman Jacob Brothers                    Andreas Schreiver John Crouse             . . . — Map (db m14861) HM

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