List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Lancaster County

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Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania

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

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Lancaster 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 81 historical markers located in Lancaster County.[1]

Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
Andrew Ellicott Andrew Ellicott.jpg December 10, 1999 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster
40°02′24″N 76°18′30″W / 40.04°N 76.30837°W / 40.04; -76.30837 (Andrew Ellicott)
City Exploration, Government & Politics 19th Century, Medicine & Science, Navigation, Professions & Vocations
Bailey's Printshop TransparentPlaceholder.png May 14, 1971 14 W. King St., Lancaster
40°02′17″N 76°18′23″W / 40.03813°N 76.30632°W / 40.03813; -76.30632 (Bailey's Printshop)
City Business & Industry, Professions & Vocations
Baron Stiegel TransparentPlaceholder.png March 19, 1947 Pa. 72 at Square in Manheim
40°09′50″N 76°25′42″W / 40.1638°N 76.42842°W / 40.1638; -76.42842 (Baron Stiegel)
Roadside Business & Industry, Glass, Iron, Professions & Vocations, Religion
Boehm's Chapel TransparentPlaceholder.png April 29, 1980 Pa. 272 northbound at Boehm's Rd., .1 mile S of Willow Street
39°57′44″N 76°16′06″W / 39.96228°N 76.26825°W / 39.96228; -76.26825 (Boehm's Chapel)
Roadside Religion
Charles Demuth Demuth Lancaster PHMC.JPG November 8, 1983 118 E. King St., Lancaster
40°02′18″N 76°18′11″W / 40.03827°N 76.30292°W / 40.03827; -76.30292 (Charles Demuth)
City Artists
Christiana Riot, The Edward Gorsuch's Original Fugitive Slave Petition and Ownership Documentation, Court Record - NARA - 278827.tif April 25, 1998 Lower Valley Rd. near Orchard Buck Rd., Sadsbury Twp., SW of Christiana
39°56′11″N 76°00′44″W / 39.93633°N 76.0122°W / 39.93633; -76.0122 (Christiana Riot, The)
Roadside African American, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Underground Railroad
Colonial Mansion Colonial Mansion Lancaster PHMC.JPG April 14, 1950 NW corner, Orange & Shippen Sts., Lancaster
40°02′25″N 76°17′59″W / 40.04023°N 76.2997°W / 40.04023; -76.2997 (Colonial Mansion)
City Buildings, Mansions & Manors
Columbia PostcardColumbiaPABirdsEyeView1901to1907.jpg March 19, 1947 Pa. 462 (old U.S. 30) at E end of Columbia
40°01′58″N 76°30′22″W / 40.03277°N 76.50602°W / 40.03277; -76.50602 (Columbia)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Transportation
Conestoga Indian Town TransparentPlaceholder.png n/a Pa. 999 between Washington Boro & Millersville, 200 ft. W of SR 3017 (Missing) Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American, William Penn
Conestoga Indian Town - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png September 1, 1924 SR 3017 (Safe Harbor Rd.) at Indian Marker Rd. near Letort, 4 miles SW of Millersville
39°57′36″N 76°24′01″W / 39.9599°N 76.40032°W / 39.9599; -76.40032 (Conestoga Indian Town - PLAQUE)
Plaque Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American
Conestoga Navigation Company TransparentPlaceholder.png May 20, 2001 Rte. 324 at New Danville Pike, Lancaster Twp.
40°00′37″N 76°18′13″W / 40.01017°N 76.30357°W / 40.01017; -76.30357 (Conestoga Navigation Company)
Roadside Canals, Navigation, Transportation
Conestoga Wagon Transport Wagon USArmyTransMuseum DSCN7458.JPG March 17, 1947 Pa. 462 (old US 30), .8 mile E of Lancaster (Missing) Roadside Transportation
Conoy Indian Town TransparentPlaceholder.png n/a Pa. 441, 1 mile S of Bainbridge
40°05′09″N 76°39′09″W / 40.08592°N 76.65253°W / 40.08592; -76.65253 (Conoy Indian Town)
Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American
Donegal Church TransparentPlaceholder.png March 18, 1947 Pa. 230, 3.5 miles SE of Elizabethtown Roadside Religion
Drumore Celebration - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png September 1921 US 222 (E side) at Unicorn S of Quarryville Plaque Military, Professions & Vocations
Early Architecture TransparentPlaceholder.png n/a 28 N. Water St., Lancaster
40°02′18″N 76°18′31″W / 40.0384°N 76.3087°W / 40.0384; -76.3087 (Early Architecture)
City Buildings, Houses & Homesteads
Early Telegraph TransparentPlaceholder.png March 18, 1947 Pa. 230, 3.1 miles SE of Elizabethtown
40°07′20″N 76°32′34″W / 40.12218°N 76.5428°W / 40.12218; -76.5428 (Early Telegraph)
Roadside Business & Industry, Invention
Ephrata Cloister Ephrata WPA poster.jpg n/a At the site on U.S. 322, Ephrata
40°11′09″N 76°11′14″W / 40.18593°N 76.18736°W / 40.18593; -76.18736 (Ephrata Cloister)
Roadside Religion
Ephrata Cloister Ephrata cloister.jpg March 18, 1947 Pa. 272 N & S of U.S. 322, Ephrata
40°11′02″N 76°11′25″W / 40.18401°N 76.19024°W / 40.18401; -76.19024 (Ephrata Cloister)
Roadside Religion
First Presbyterian Church TransparentPlaceholder.png June 17, 1984 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster
40°02′24″N 76°18′09″W / 40.03987°N 76.3026°W / 40.03987; -76.3026 (First Presbyterian Church)
City Religion
First Reformed Church First Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA.jpg May 3, 1992 40 E. Orange St., Lancaster
40°02′23″N 76°18′17″W / 40.03975°N 76.3046°W / 40.03975; -76.3046 (First Reformed Church)
City Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
First Settlement - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png 1918 US 30 at the Bethany Ave., E end of Paradise Plaque Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion, William Penn
Franklin and Marshall College F&MOldMain1910.jpg November 28, 1950 Harrisburg Ave. at entrance to college, Lancaster (Missing) Roadside Education
Fulton Opera House Fulton Opera House street view.jpg October 11, 1952 N. Prince St. between King & Orange Sts., Lancaster City Buildings, Music & Theater
George Ross TransparentPlaceholder.png March 13, 1950 SW corner, King & Lime Sts., Lancaster
40°02′18″N 76°18′05″W / 40.0384°N 76.30148°W / 40.0384; -76.30148 (George Ross)
City American Revolution, Government & Politics, Houses & Homesteads, Military, Professions & Vocations
Gibson's Tavern TransparentPlaceholder.png June 26, 1951 NE section of Square; at Jacobs' Store; approx. 15 ' north of fire alarm box, Lancaster City Buildings, Early Settlement, Inns & Taverns
Great Minqua Path TransparentPlaceholder.png August 23, 1951 River Rd., just S of Washington Boro Roadside Early Settlement, Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
Great Minquas Path TransparentPlaceholder.png August 23, 1951 U.S. 30 just N of Gap
39°59′31″N 76°01′13″W / 39.99197°N 76.02032°W / 39.99197; -76.02032 (Great Minquas Path)
Roadside Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
Heintzelman House TransparentPlaceholder.png May 13, 1962 24 S. Main St. (Pa. 72), Manheim
40°09′47″N 76°23′40″W / 40.16313°N 76.39458°W / 40.16313; -76.39458 (Heintzelman House)
City Civil War, Military
Herr House TransparentPlaceholder.png May 14, 1971 U.S. 222 at Hans Herr Dr., West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster
39°59′23″N 76°16′01″W / 39.9897°N 76.26707°W / 39.9897; -76.26707 (Herr House)
Roadside Houses & Homesteads, Religion
Holy Trinity Holytri.JPG June 15, 1975 31 S. Duke St., Lancaster
40°02′16″N 76°18′12″W / 40.0377°N 76.30337°W / 40.0377; -76.30337 (Holy Trinity)
Roadside Native American, Religion
Hopewell Forge Mansion HOPEWELL FORGE MANSION, LANCASTER, CTY, PA.jpg July 11, 1959 U.S. 322, 2 miles W of Brickerville
40°14′10″N 76°19′58″W / 40.2361°N 76.3328°W / 40.2361; -76.3328 (Hopewell Forge Mansion)
Roadside Business & Industry, Iron
Isaac Long Barn TransparentPlaceholder.png June 16, 1960 Off Pa. 272 (Oregon Pike) at Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster
40°05′27″N 76°16′49″W / 40.09082°N 76.28025°W / 40.09082; -76.28025 (Isaac Long Barn)
Roadside Buildings, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
James Buchanan James Buchanan.jpg June 11, 1951 SE section of Square, Lancaster
40°02′14″N 76°18′20″W / 40.03715°N 76.30565°W / 40.03715; -76.30565 (James Buchanan)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
James Buchanan Buchanan grave.JPG March 24, 1950 S. Queen St. at Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster
40°01′46″N 76°18′16″W / 40.02933°N 76.30433°W / 40.02933; -76.30433 (James Buchanan)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
John A. Sutter JohannAugustSutter.jpg March 5, 1948 Pa. 501 (S. Broad St.) at Lemon St., Lititz
40°09′12″N 76°18′26″W / 40.15328°N 76.30718°W / 40.15328; -76.30718 (John A. Sutter)
Roadside Business & Industry, Professions & Vocations
John Durang (1768-1822) Hornpipe Ditson.png September 23, 2007 126 N Water St., Lancaster City Music & Theater, Performers, Professions & Vocations
John F. Reynolds (1820-1863) GenJFRenyolds.jpg December 17, 1949 42 W. King St., between Queen & Prince Sts., Lancaster
40°02′16″N 76°18′26″W / 40.03777°N 76.30717°W / 40.03777; -76.30717 (John F. Reynolds)
City Civil War, Military
Joseph Simon (1712–1804) TransparentPlaceholder.png May 12, 2006 W Orange & N Queen Sts., Lancaster
40°02′22″N 76°18′22″W / 40.03949°N 76.30601°W / 40.03949; -76.30601 (Joseph Simon)
Roadside American Revolution, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Exploration, Religion
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png March 17, 1947 U.S. 30 E at Lancaster (Missing) Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png March 17, 1947 U.S. 230 W at Lancaster (Missing) Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png March 17, 1947 U.S. 30 W at Lancaster (Missing) Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png March 17, 1947 Pa. 72 N of Lancaster (Missing) Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png March 17, 1947 U.S. 222 S at Lancaster Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png March 17, 1947 Pa. 501 N of Lancaster Roadside Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics
Lancaster TransparentPlaceholder.png July 9, 1946 On main highways leading into city (Missing) Roadside Cities & Towns, Government & Politics
Lancaster County TransparentPlaceholder.png June 12, 1982 Old Courthouse, N. Duke St., Lancaster City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Lancaster County Courthouse Lancaster Co PA Courthouse.jpg June 11, 1951 SW section of Square, Lancaster (Missing) City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Lincoln Highway Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.jpg October 7, 2003 Rte. 462, east end of Veterans Memorial/Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge, Columbia
40°01′59″N 76°30′22″W / 40.03297°N 76.50623°W / 40.03297; -76.50623 (Lincoln Highway)
Roadside Business & Industry, Roads, Transportation
Linden Hall Lititz, Pennsylvania (4037110264).jpg April 9, 1980 Pa. 772 (E. Main St.) at school in Lititz
40°09′23″N 76°18′06″W / 40.1564°N 76.30157°W / 40.1564; -76.30157 (Linden Hall)
City Education, Religion, Women
Lititz LititzStreetScene.jpg n/a PA 501 near Rt. 772 intersection, at Lititz Spring Park, Lititz
40°09′29″N 76°18′27″W / 40.15807°N 76.30747°W / 40.15807; -76.30747 (Lititz)
City Cities & Towns, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Martin Chartier - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png September 1, 1925 PA 441 (River Rd.) at Charlestown Rd., Washington Boro
39°59′53″N 76°28′24″W / 39.99817°N 76.4733°W / 39.99817; -76.4733 (Martin Chartier - PLAQUE)
Plaque Early Settlement, Exploration, Native American
Martin Meylin's Gunshop TransparentPlaceholder.png November 21, 1959 U.S. 222 at junction Pa. 272 northbound near Willow Street
39°59′14″N 76°16′54″W / 39.98722°N 76.28173°W / 39.98722; -76.28173 (Martin Meylin's Gunshop)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry
Mathias Roeser TransparentPlaceholder.png September 16, 2000 315 West King St., Lancaster
40°02′14″N 76°22′54″W / 40.03727°N 76.38173°W / 40.03727; -76.38173 (Mathias Roeser)
City American Revolution, Military
Military Stables and Barracks Barracks PHMC.JPG March 24, 1950 307 N. Duke St., Lancaster
40°02′36″N 76°18′17″W / 40.04327°N 76.30465°W / 40.04327; -76.30465 (Military Stables and Barracks)
City American Revolution, Buildings, Military
Millersville University Biemesdurfer Executive Shert's.JPG March 8, 1968 U.S. 30, 1 mile W of Lancaster Roadside Education
Millersville University Biemesdurfer Executive Shert's.JPG 1989 On N. George St. at campus, Millersville Roadside Education
Moravian Gemeinhaus TransparentPlaceholder.png March 1, 1953 NE corner, Main (Pa. 772) & Elm Sts., Lititz
40°09′19″N 76°17′42″W / 40.15528°N 76.29495°W / 40.15528; -76.29495 (Moravian Gemeinhaus)
City Education, Houses & Homesteads, Religion
Old Jail TransparentPlaceholder.png December 20, 1949 W. King St. between Prince & Water Sts., Lancaster (Missing) City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Pennsylvania Farm Museum Landis Valley Museum Eris log house.JPG 1957 Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster Roadside Agriculture
Pennsylvania Medical Society TransparentPlaceholder.png October 16, 1998 North Duke & Walnut Streets, Lancaster
40°02′34″N 76°18′18″W / 40.0429°N 76.30512°W / 40.0429; -76.30512 (Pennsylvania Medical Society)
Roadside Education, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations, Religion
Pennsylvania Rifle TransparentPlaceholder.png March 19, 1947 Pa. 462 (old U.S. 30), .8 mile E of Lancaster (MISSING) Roadside Business & Industry
Pennsylvania Rifle TransparentPlaceholder.png March 19, 1947 Marietta Pike (PA 23), near Oakwood Ln., west end of Lancaster
40°02′54″N 76°20′35″W / 40.0482°N 76.34305°W / 40.0482; -76.34305 (Pennsylvania Rifle)
Roadside Business & Industry
Robert Fulton Birthplace Robert Fulton Birthplace.jpg 1978 At site, U.S. 222 N of Goshen Roadside Artists, Canals, Professions & Vocations, Transportation
Rock Ford TransparentPlaceholder.png June 29, 1951 S. Duke St. ext., Lancaster, at Conestoga River
40°01′25″N 76°23′00″W / 40.02355°N 76.38321°W / 40.02355; -76.38321 (Rock Ford)
Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Mansions & Manors, Medicine & Science, Military, Professions & Vocations
Samuel S. Haldeman (1812-1880) Samuel Stehman Haldeman 1816-1880.jpg September 7, 1991 River Rd. (PA 441) S of Bainbridge at Locust Grove Rd.
40°04′47″N 76°39′20″W / 40.0798°N 76.65567°W / 40.0798; -76.65567 (Samuel S. Haldeman)
Roadside Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations, Writers
Shippen House TransparentPlaceholder.png March 30, 1950 NW corner, Orange & Lime Sts., Lancaster
40°02′24″N 76°22′49″W / 40.04007°N 76.38018°W / 40.04007; -76.38018 (Shippen House)
City Buildings, Government & Politics 18th Century, Houses & Homesteads, Professions & Vocations
Simon Cameron Smn Cameron-SecofWar.jpg June 9, 1951 W. High St. near Square, Maytown City Abraham Lincoln, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
Simon Snyder SimonSnyder.jpg March 24, 1950 N. Queen St. between Chestnut & Walnut Sts., Lancaster
40°02′34″N 76°18′24″W / 40.0427°N 76.30668°W / 40.0427; -76.30668 (Simon Snyder)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Governors, Military, War of 1812
Slaymakertown White Chimneys.JPG August 21, 1968 U.S. 30 between Gap & Kinzer at "White Chimneys" (Missing) Roadside Buildings, Cities & Towns, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Roads
St. James' Church (Episcopal) TransparentPlaceholder.png June 15, 1980 119 N. Duke St., Lancaster
40°02′23″N 76°18′13″W / 40.03982°N 76.30367°W / 40.03982; -76.30367 (St. James' Church -Episcopal)
City Buildings, Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
Stiegel Glass Manufactory TransparentPlaceholder.png May 13, 1962 102 W. Stiegel St., Manheim City Buildings, Business & Industry, Glass
Stiegel Mansion TransparentPlaceholder.png May 13, 1962 1 N. Main St. (Pa. 72), Manheim (destroyed by passing vehicle 3/04) (Missing) City Buildings, Mansions & Manors
Thaddeus Stevens Thaddeus Stevens - Brady-Handy-crop.jpg March 24, 1950 W. Chestnut St. at Shreiners Cemetery, near N Mulberry St., Lancaster
40°02′26″N 76°18′40″W / 40.04055°N 76.311°W / 40.04055; -76.311 (Thaddeus Stevens)
City African American, Business & Industry, Education, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Professions & Vocations
Washington Boro Archaeological Sites TransparentPlaceholder.png October 20, 2007 Intersection of Rts. 999 & 441, at community park, Washington Boro Roadside Native American
Wheatland 2008-05-04 Amish Country 033 Lancaster City, Wheatland.jpg March 17, 1947 Pa. 462 (Columbia Ave.) near President Ave. just W of Lancaster
40°02′18″N 76°20′05″W / 40.03838°N 76.33485°W / 40.03838; -76.33485 (Wheatland)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
Wheatland 2008-05-04 Amish Country 033 Lancaster City, Wheatland.jpg May 14, 1971 N. President Ave. near Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster
40°03′10″N 76°19′28″W / 40.05275°N 76.32448°W / 40.05275; -76.32448 (Wheatland)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
William C. Sproul William Cameron Sproul.jpg January 3, 1951 Georgetown Rd. / Newark Rd. (PA 896) at Octoraro Creek, just W. of county line, Lancaster
39°52′15″N 76°00′16″W / 39.87095°N 76.00455°W / 39.87095; -76.00455 (William C. Sproul)
Roadside Education, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 20th Century, Governors, Roads
William Chester Ruth (1882-1971) TransparentPlaceholder.png October 2, 2006 5369 Lincoln Hwy. East, Rt. 30, Gap
39°59′31″N 76°01′08″W / 39.9919°N 76.01885°W / 39.9919; -76.01885 (William Chester Ruth)
Roadside African American, Agriculture, Invention, Religion
William Henry TransparentPlaceholder.png November 15, 1950 NW section of Square, Lancaster (Missing) City Invention, Navigation, Professions & Vocations, Transportation
Witmer's Tavern Witmers Tavern front LanCo PA.JPG September 26, 1988 2014 Old Philadelphia Pk. (PA 340) just E of US 30, at E end of Lancaster
40°02′25″N 76°14′29″W / 40.04023°N 76.24152°W / 40.04023; -76.24152 (Witmer's Tavern)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Inns & Taverns

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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