Oct 6, 2010

Early history in the spotlight: West Lampeter driving tour will focus on 1710 Pequea settlement

(Lancaster Online) People drive past them all the time without noticing the details.
Now, a group of local historians is shining a light on the hidden historical and architectural gems that remain from the original Pequea settlement of Lancaster County, which marks its 300th anniversary this month.
That settlement, founded in October 1710 as part of 10,000 acres deeded to a group of immigrant Mennonites by William Penn, was the first permanent residence of European pioneers in the Lancaster region. Continued