Schaefferstown Water Company

Schaefferstown Water Company (HMJIY)

Location: Newmanstown, PA 17073 Lebanon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.733', W 76° 17.633'

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One of North America's oldest documented public water systems. Alexander Schaeffer built a hotel on the square in 1744, and construction of the water system began here shortly after. On July 16, 1763, he and his wife Anna Engle deeded this land - today Fountain Park - for the use of the inhabitants of Market Street. the present company was chartered in 1845 as successor to The Fountain Company of Heidelberg.
Year Placed1995
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 390030 N 4461364
Decimal Degrees40.29555000, -76.29388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.733', W 76° 17.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 43.98" N, 76° 17' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)717, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Market St, Newmanstown PA 17073, US
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