List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Berks County

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This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Berks County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Berks County, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 68 historical markers located in Berks County.[1]


Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
Anthony Sadowski St Gabes.JPG Sunday, September 18, 1966 U.S. 422 eastbound near graveyard, Douglassville
40°15′28″N 75°43′44″W / 40.25775°N 75.72897°W / 40.25775; -75.72897 (Anthony Sadowski)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Native American
Baird House TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, September 15, 1950 5th & Washington Sts., SW corner, Reading (Missing) City Environment, Professions & Vocations
Ben Austrian TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, June 17, 1995 New Bethel Union Church Cemetery, RD 2, Kempton
40°37′58″N 75°53′32″W / 40.63282°N 75.89217°W / 40.63282; -75.89217 (Ben Austrian)
Roadside Artists
Berks County Berks County Courthouse (Berks County, Pennsylvania - September 2010).jpg Wednesday, May 12, 1982 Courthouse, N. 6th & Court Sts., Reading
40°20′11″N 75°55′33″W / 40.33648°N 75.92587°W / 40.33648; -75.92587 (Berks County)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Iron
Bethel A.M.E. Church Bethel AME REading.jpg Saturday, May 11, 1996 119 N. 10th St., Reading
40°20′33″N 75°55′32″W / 40.34255°N 75.9256°W / 40.34255; -75.9256 (Bethel A.M.E. Church)
City African American, Buildings, Religion, Underground Railroad
Carl A. Spaatz Carl Spaatz, Air Force photo portrait, color.jpg Thursday, June 27, 1991 Pa. 562 (S. Reading Ave.) at W. 2nd St., Boyertown
40°19′54″N 75°38′30″W / 40.33177°N 75.64163°W / 40.33177; -75.64163 (Carl A. Spaatz)
Roadside Military, Military Post-Civil War
Charming Forge TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, April 30, 1947 U.S. 422, Womelsdorf
40°21′57″N 76°10′48″W / 40.36577°N 76.17993°W / 40.36577; -76.17993 (Charming Forge)
Roadside American Revolution, Buildings, Business & Industry, Iron, Professions & Vocations
Christ Little Tulpehocken Church TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, June 12, 1963 SR 4010 W of Bernville
40°25′20″N 76°07′56″W / 40.42213°N 76.13218°W / 40.42213; -76.13218 (Christ Little Tulpehocken Church)
Roadside Buildings, Religion
Colebrookdale Furnace TransparentPlaceholder.png n/a Pa. 562 near SR 2040 SW of Boyertown
40°19′24″N 75°39′14″W / 40.32323°N 75.65392°W / 40.32323; -75.65392 (Colebrookdale Furnace)
Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Conrad Weiser ConradWeiserPortrait.jpg Tuesday, April 29, 1947 U.S. 422, Weiser Homestead, E of Womelsdorf
40°21′36″N 76°10′20″W / 40.36013°N 76.17213°W / 40.36013; -76.17213 (Conrad Weiser)
Roadside Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Native American
Conrad Weiser Trading Post TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, February 16, 1951 505 Penn St., Penn Sq., Reading
40°20′08″N 75°55′40″W / 40.33555°N 75.92775°W / 40.33555; -75.92775 (Conrad Weiser Trading Post)
City Buildings, Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Native American, Professions & Vocations
Daniel Boone Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg n/a U.S. 422, 2 miles SE of Baumstown
40°16′04″N 75°45′40″W / 40.26767°N 75.76107°W / 40.26767; -75.76107 (Daniel Boone)
Roadside Education, Houses & Homesteads, Professions & Vocations
Daniel Boone Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg Tuesday, April 1, 1947 U.S. 422 westbound at SR 2041 just E of Baumstown; U.S. 422 eastbound at Baumstown Union Sunday School
40°16′46″N 75°48′07″W / 40.27938°N 75.80183°W / 40.27938; -75.80183 (Daniel Boone)
Roadside Education, Houses & Homesteads, Professions & Vocations
Daniel Boone (1734-1820) - PLAQUE Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg n/a US 422 between Baumstown and Douglassville
40°16′03″N 75°45′40″W / 40.26756°N 75.76106°W / 40.26756; -75.76106 (Daniel Boone - PLAQUE)
Plaque Exploration
Daniel Boone Homestead Daniel Boone's Birthplace.jpg n/a SR 2041 N of Baumstown
40°17′27″N 75°47′40″W / 40.29073°N 75.79435°W / 40.29073; -75.79435 (Daniel Boone Homestead)
Roadside Buildings, Early Settlement, Houses & Homesteads
De Benneville House TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, December 4, 1948 Pa. 622, 1.5 miles N of Yellow House
40°20′36″N 75°45′42″W / 40.34335°N 75.7618°W / 40.34335; -75.7618 (De Benneville House)
Roadside Houses & Homesteads, Religion
De Turk House TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, December 4, 1948 Junction PA 73 & Memorial Hwy. (PA 662), near DeTurk Rd., just S of Oley
40°23′01″N 75°47′12″W / 40.38373°N 75.78669°W / 40.38373; -75.78669 (De Turk House)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Doctor Jonathan Potts TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, February 16, 1951 545 Penn St., Penn Sq., Reading
40°20′08″N 75°55′35″W / 40.33543°N 75.92632°W / 40.33543; -75.92632 (Doctor Jonathan Potts)
City American Revolution, Military
Dr. Bodo Otto Bodootto.png Friday, February 16, 1951 525 Penn St., Penn Sq., Reading
40°20′08″N 75°55′40″W / 40.33555°N 75.92775°W / 40.33555; -75.92775 (Dr. Bodo Otto)
City American Revolution, Medicine & Science, Military, Professions & Vocations
Duryea Drive TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, May 17, 1951 Intersection of Clymer & 13th Sts. at Park Dr., Reading
40°20′05″N 75°54′40″W / 40.33473°N 75.91112°W / 40.33473; -75.91112 (Duryea Drive)
Roadside Business & Industry, Invention, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations, Transportation
Duryea Drive TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, May 17, 1951 In Reading at 1st curve on road to Pagoda, about 65' from curve Roadside Business & Industry, Invention, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations, Transportation
Duryea Drive Pagoda Reading PA USA.jpg Thursday, May 17, 1951 In Reading, on Mount Penn at Pagoda
40°20′10″N 75°54′20″W / 40.33607°N 75.90565°W / 40.33607; -75.90565 (Duryea Drive)
Roadside Business & Industry, Invention, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations, Transportation
Eight-Cornered School TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, June 10, 1948 U.S. 422 in Sinking Spring (Missing) City Education, Religion
Exeter Friends Meeting Exeter Friends Meeting BerksCo PA.JPG Monday, May 7, 1979 Meetinghouse Road, .5 mile S of Pa. 562 & 2 mile W of Yellow House
40°18′46″N 75°47′04″W / 40.3129°N 75.78443°W / 40.3129; -75.78443 (Exeter Friends Meeting)
Roadside Abraham Lincoln, Buildings, Religion
Federal Inn TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, February 16, 1951 445 Penn St., Penn Sq., Reading
40°20′08″N 75°55′42″W / 40.33543°N 75.92822°W / 40.33543; -75.92822 (Federal Inn)
City Buildings, Business & Industry, George Washington, Military, Inns & Taverns, Whiskey Rebellion
Fisher House Fisher House Oley Twp BerksCo PA.JPG Saturday, August 28, 1948 Pa. 622, 1.4 miles N of Yellow House
40°20′28″N 75°45′39″W / 40.34113°N 75.76095°W / 40.34113; -75.76095 (Fisher House)
Roadside Buildings, Houses & Homesteads
Fort Henry TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, June 18, 1959 Pa. 501, 2 miles N of Bethel
40°29′30″N 76°18′59″W / 40.49178°N 76.31645°W / 40.49178; -76.31645 (Fort Henry)
Roadside Forts, French & Indian War, Military
Goshenhoppen TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, April 30, 1947 Pa. 100 (7th & Main Sts.), Bally
40°24′10″N 75°35′09″W / 40.40268°N 75.58588°W / 40.40268; -75.58588 (Goshenhoppen)
Roadside Early Settlement, Education, Religion
Henry A. Muhlenberg TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, February 16, 1951 400 Penn St., Reading
40°20′07″N 75°55′47″W / 40.33523°N 75.9297°W / 40.33523; -75.9297 (Henry A. Muhlenberg)
City Government & Politics, Religion
Hereford Furnace TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, May 5, 1967 Pa. 29 & 100 at junction SR 1010, Hereford
40°26′59″N 75°33′08″W / 40.4497°N 75.55232°W / 40.4497; -75.55232 (Hereford Furnace)
Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Hessian Camp Hessian jager.jpg Saturday, October 1, 1949 Mineral Spring Rd. (Business U.S. 422 westbound) at 18th St., Reading
40°19′54″N 75°54′06″W / 40.33168°N 75.90163°W / 40.33168; -75.90163 (Hessian Camp)
Roadside American Revolution, Ethnic & Immigration
Hessian Camp Hessian jager.jpg Saturday, October 1, 1949 Pa. 73 & U.S. 422, Mineral Spring Park (Missing) Roadside Ethnic & Immigration
Hiester Home TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, February 16, 1951 439 Penn St., Penn Sq., Reading
40°20′08″N 75°55′43″W / 40.33542°N 75.92862°W / 40.33542; -75.92862 (Hiester Home)
City American Revolution, Government & Politics, Governors, Houses & Homesteads, Military
Hopewell Village TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, August 28, 1948 Pa. 10, S of Plowville Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Hopewell Village TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, March 29, 1947 U.S. 422 east & westbound at Pa. 82, Baumstown
40°16′51″N 75°48′21″W / 40.28077°N 75.8057°W / 40.28077; -75.8057 (Hopewell Village)
Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Hunter Liggett Hunter Liggett.jpg Sunday, December 30, 1984 145 S. 6th St. at Chestnut, Reading
40°19′56″N 75°55′33″W / 40.33232°N 75.92593°W / 40.33232; -75.92593 (Hunter Liggett)
City Military, Military Post-Civil War
James Maurer (1864-1944) Maurer-hillquit-london-1916.jpg Friday, September 8, 2006 Heritage Park near Workers' Memorial, 8th & Canal Sts., Reading
40°19′30″N 75°55′34″W / 40.32493°N 75.92622°W / 40.32493; -75.92622 (James Maurer)
Roadside Government & Politics 20th Century, Labor
Jeremiah Sweinhart and Successors TransparentPlaceholder.png Sunday, April 17, 1994 3rd. & Walnut Sts., Boyertown
40°19′59″N 75°38′24″W / 40.33315°N 75.64012°W / 40.33315; -75.64012 (Jeremiah Sweinhart and Successors)
Roadside Agriculture, Business & Industry, Entrepreneurs, Military, Transportation
John A. Shulze Shulze.jpg Thursday, September 6, 1951 Conrad Weiser Pkwy. (US 422) at Main St. & Longs Church Ln., outside Stouchsburg
40°23′02″N 76°14′49″W / 40.38383°N 76.24686°W / 40.38383; -76.24686 (John A. Shulze)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Governors
Joseph Hiester Joseph Hiester.jpg Thursday, March 27, 1947 Pa. 183 at SR 3051 & 3053 near Leinbachs
40°23′18″N 75°59′34″W / 40.38827°N 75.99267°W / 40.38827; -75.99267 (Joseph Hiester)
Roadside American Revolution, Government & Politics, Governors, Mansions & Manors, Military
Lincoln Homestead Mordecai Lincoln 1733.JPG Saturday, March 29, 1947 5700 Perkiomen Ave. (US 422), near Lincoln Rd., Reading / Exeter Twp. Roadside Abraham Lincoln, Early Settlement, Government & Politics 18th Century, Houses & Homesteads
Northkill Amish TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, June 26, 1959 Old U.S. 22, 1 mile W of Shartlesville
40°30′43″N 76°07′11″W / 40.51207°N 76.11982°W / 40.51207; -76.11982 (Northkill Amish)
Roadside Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
Oley Moravians TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, August 28, 1948 Memorial Hwy. (PA 622), near Mine Ln., 1 mile S of Oley
40°22′25″N 75°46′38″W / 40.37348°N 75.77713°W / 40.37348; -75.77713 (Oley Moravians)
Roadside Early Settlement, Education, Religion
Penn's Common TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, February 16, 1951 Perkiomen Ave. (Business U.S. 422 westbound) at 11th & Penn Sts., Reading
40°20′06″N 75°54′57″W / 40.33505°N 75.91585°W / 40.33505; -75.91585 (Penn's Common)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, William Penn
Pilger Ruh TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, April 22, 1950 Bethel Rd. (PA 501) at Pilger Ruh Rd., N of Bethel near Schuylkill Co. line
40°30′48″N 76°20′14″W / 40.51327°N 76.33735°W / 40.51327; -76.33735 (Pilger Ruh)
Roadside Environment, Native American, Paths & Trails, Religion
Reading Reading, Pennsylvani skyline.jpg n/a Lancaster Ave. (Bus. 222) at Summit Ave., S end of city
40°22′08″N 75°55′37″W / 40.36895°N 75.92688°W / 40.36895; -75.92688 (Reading)
Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics
Reading Reading, Pennsylvani skyline.jpg 1948 U.S. 122 S Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics
Reading Reading, Pennsylvani skyline.jpg 1948 U.S. 122 N Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics
Reading Reading, Pennsylvani skyline.jpg n/a N 5th St. Hwy. / Allentown Pike (US 222) at N city line, just S of Warren St. Bypass (PA 12) Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics
Reading Reading, Pennsylvani skyline.jpg n/a Penn Ave. (Bus. Rt. 422) just W of Ben Franklin Hwy. / Conrad Weiser Pkwy. cloverleaf
40°20′05″N 75°56′27″W / 40.33472°N 75.94073°W / 40.33472; -75.94073 (Reading)
Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Ethnic & Immigration
Reading Railroad Massacre 7thStreetCut.jpg Saturday, October 16, 1993 7th & Penn Sts., Reading
40°20′07″N 75°55′27″W / 40.33522°N 75.9242°W / 40.33522; -75.9242 (Reading Railroad Massacre)
City Labor, Railroads, Transportation
Rhoads Opera House Fire Boyertown Opera House Building.JPG Sunday, June 29, 2008 Fairview Cemetery, north side of W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown Roadside Buildings, Government & Politics 20th Century
Robesonia Furnace Robesonia POS of A 247.jpg n/a U.S. 422 (Penn Ave.) at Freeman St., Robesonia
40°20′59″N 76°07′44″W / 40.34977°N 76.1289°W / 40.34977; -76.1289 (Robesonia Furnace)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron, Professions & Vocations
Skew Bridge Skew Bridge.JPG Thursday, March 1, 1951 N. 6th St. at railroad bridge, near Woodward St., Reading
40°20′34″N 75°55′33″W / 40.34265°N 75.92572°W / 40.34265; -75.92572 (Skew Bridge)
City Bridges, Railroads, Transportation
Solomon Boscov TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, August 3, 1999 1400 Block N. 9th St., Reading
40°21′23″N 75°55′10″W / 40.35635°N 75.91933°W / 40.35635; -75.91933 (Solomon Boscov)
City Business & Industry, Ethnic & Immigration
Swedish Pioneers Old Swedes Dville.JPG Sunday, February 20, 1949 E Main St. / W Schuylkill Rd. (PA 724) just NW of River Bridge Rd., 5 miles SE of Birdsboro
40°15′10″N 75°43′46″W / 40.25273°N 75.72957°W / 40.25273; -75.72957 (Swedish Pioneers)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Houses & Homesteads, William Penn
Thomas Mifflin Thomas Mifflin.jpg Thursday, March 27, 1947 U.S. 222 (E. Lancaster Ave.) at Mifflin Blvd., Shillington
40°18′25″N 75°57′34″W / 40.307°N 75.95936°W / 40.307; -75.95936 (Thomas Mifflin)
Roadside American Revolution, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Governors, Military
Thomas Rutter TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, October 4, 1982 Pine Forge Academy off Pine Forge Rd. (SR 2063), Pine Forge
40°16′52″N 75°42′14″W / 40.281°N 75.70375°W / 40.281; -75.70375 (Thomas Rutter)
City African American, Business & Industry, Education, Iron, Mansions & Manors, Professions & Vocations, Underground Railroad
Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. George Nagel's Company TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, November 4, 1989 940 Centre Ave. (Pa. 61), Greenfield Manor section of Reading Roadside American Revolution, Military
Tulpehocken Path TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, March 19, 1952 Lancaster Ave. (PA 501) at Schubert Rd., just N of I-78/US22, 1 mile N of Bethel
40°28′42″N 76°17′44″W / 40.47822°N 76.2955°W / 40.47822; -76.2955 (Tulpehocken Path)
Roadside Forts, French & Indian War, Military, Native American, Paths & Trails
Tulpehocken Path TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, July 16, 1951 Conrad Weiser Pkwy. / W Penn Ave. (US 422), at Conrad Weiser Homestead E of Womelsdorf
40°21′36″N 76°10′20″W / 40.36013°N 76.17213°W / 40.36013; -76.17213 (Tulpehocken Path)
Roadside Government & Politics, Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation, William Penn
Tulpehocken Path TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, July 16, 1951 PA 419 N of Host (Missing) Roadside Government & Politics, Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation, William Penn
Union Canal TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, April 22, 1950 Morgantown Rd. (PA 10) & Philadelphia Ave. (PA 724), 2 miles S of Reading
40°17′52″N 75°55′34″W / 40.29778°N 75.92598°W / 40.29778; -75.92598 (Union Canal)
Roadside Business & Industry, Canals, Mills, Navigation, Transportation
Union Canal TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, May 12, 1950 Pa. 183, .9 mile SE of Bernville Roadside Business & Industry, Canals, Mills, Navigation, Transportation
Union Canal TransparentPlaceholder.png October 1950 Upper Van Reed Rd. near Tulpehocken Creek, .1 mile S of Leinbachs, Bernville Roadside Business & Industry, Canals, Mills, Navigation, Transportation
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, October 1, 2007 323 N 5th St., Reading
40°20′27″N 75°55′40″W / 40.3407°N 75.9277°W / 40.3407; -75.9277 (Wallace Stevens)
City Writers
William Penn - First Visit to America - PLAQUE William Penn.png Monday, October 1, 1945 US 422, .8 mile SE of Baumstown (264 E Ben Franklin Hwy., Birdsboro)
40°16′26″N 75°46′50″W / 40.27375°N 75.78053°W / 40.27375; -75.78053 (William Penn - First Visit to America - PLAQUE)
Plaque Exploration, William Penn
William Strong William Strong judge - Brady-Handy.jpg Friday, February 16, 1951 NW corner, 5th & Court Sts., Reading
40°20′10″N 75°55′40″W / 40.33622°N 75.92788°W / 40.33622; -75.92788 (William Strong)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Professions & Vocations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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