Kelpius Community

Kelpius Community (HM1KDW)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19128 Philadelphia County
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N 40° 1.51', W 75° 12.051'

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In 1694, German mystic Johannes Kelpius and his followers established a community near here in response to William Penn's offer of religious freedom. Members of the "Hermits of the Wissahickon" produced poetry and music, practiced astronomy and botany, and made an early pipe organ, as they awaited the millenium. They welcomed all ethnic groups and Native Americans. The community gradually dissolved after Kelpius died in 1708.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 482861 N 4430569
Decimal Degrees40.02516667, -75.20085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.51', W 75° 12.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 30.6" N, 75° 12' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 707-775 Hermit Ln, Philadelphia PA 19128, US
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