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Lancaster Turnpike milestones

The Lincoln Highway followed the Lancaster Turnpike in eastern Pennsylvania. That 62-mile road, completed in 1794, had milestones, one per mile, often on the north side of the road. You'd think they would be documented, protected, and highly regarded, yet after 10 years of Lincoln Highway research, I've yet to find any organization keeping an eye of these markers.
 
And so, here are the milestones I've spotted so far (in a list nearly identical to my book's). Other milestones found along the Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania are also included. Because they are small and easy to miss, others probably exist.
 
Markings here are abbreviated (ie, they usually have "5 M to P" [Philadelphia] not P5, as abbreviated here). Please honor private property and please use this list to document and preserve the markers, not to remove them.
 
Markings
 
P5
P6
P7
P8
P12
P13
P14
P15
P16
P25
P34
P35
P37
P39
P41
P43, L19
P44, L18
P47, L15
P51, L11
P53, L9
P57, L5
P60
P62
P65
P71, L8, C2
P89, Y3, L25
P94, Y8, G20
P97, Y11, G17
P99, Y13, G15
P100, Y14, G14
G14
P102, Y16, G12
S, P, C, H
S, P, C, H
S, P, C, H
P74
P12, Ph 274
Nearby town
 
Wynnewood
Wynnewood
Lower Marion
Lower Marion
Ardmore
Ardmore
Ardmore
Devon
Berwyn
Exton
Thorndale
Thorndale
Coatesville
Coatesville
Sadsburyville
Parkesburg
Parkesburg
Gap
Vintage
Paradise
Lancaster
Lancaster
Lancaster
e of Mountville
Columbia
w of York
Thomasville
e of Abbottstown
Abbottstown
Abbottstown
Abbottstown
Abbottstown
Schellsburg
Schellsburg
Schellsburg
Reel's Corner
Jacktown
Side
 
N
N
N
N
N
n.a.
S
N
N
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S
S
N
N
N
N
S
N
N
N
N
S
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Location
 
in front of St. Charles Seminary
Clover Hill Road West
township building parking lot
Lanlaw Road
near Villanova University
east of theater
reproduction, at Sugartown Road
in wall on old Lancaster Road
behind guardrail west of station
inside Ship Inn
near railroad tracks
wall of V.A. Hosp. next to PHMC marker for Lanc Pike
in tall stone wall .1mi w of 1st Ave
Phone pole .4 mi w of Rainbow Elem.
Under trees .1 mi e of Whitetail Lane
front yard, stone house
Country Gardens Rest., .4 mi w of orig.
front yard, farm
front yard, suburban house
across from Exxon at Black Horse Rd
1/4 mi e of Willows cvrd bridge
just west of Bubba's Breakaway
in front of the county prison
1/2 mi east of Tinson Hill housing
west of Prospect Diner
462 before light at 30 junction
just west of chip factory, ac fr airport
just west of cabins, painted white
just west of O'Brien's
1/2 mile east of town
1/4mi east of square
west of auction barn
at Hi-De-Ho/Sleepy Hollow Tavern
just west of Shawnee Motel
near cemetery
on ridge
Old Trail Road

Note:
P45 was 1/8 mile w of county line (Swan Rd), but as of 2002, it could not be located.

 

 

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