Fern Island

Fern Island (HM2IJP)

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N 40° 9.466', W 76° 18.533'

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At one time, the Lititz Spring Park was swampland with a small stream running through it. In the late 1700's young men from Lititz began filling in the swamp in hopes of making the area a place of leisure and enjoyment.

In the mid 1800's, trees were planted and walkways were added. A section of the stream to the east of the head end was dammed and widened and a small island was formed. Water flowed on each side of the island. Native ferns growing in the surrounding wooded areas were transplanted in the new "fern bed." At the turn of the century, it was very popular to have friends photographed together at the "love little water garden in the park."

This marker is provided by and dedicated to the memory of
Robert "Sketch" Mearing
a collector of Lititz history who loved Lititz Spring Park.
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Date Added Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 388530 N 4446089
Decimal Degrees40.15776667, -76.30888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.466', W 76° 18.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 27.96" N, 76° 18' 31.98" W
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