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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA

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Where is Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Emmaus is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is located five miles southwest of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

Emmaus was settled in the 1740s and dates its founding to 1759. For approximately 100 years, until the mid-19th century, it was a closed community of the Moravian Church. The original land on which the town now lies was donated by Sebastian Heinrich Knauss and Jacob Ehrenhardt for use by the Moravian church. The founders and original residents of the town were members of the Lutheran and Reformed faiths, who joined the Moravian church when their own denominations were unable to provide ministers. Emmaus was one of the four leading Moravian communities in the northeast United States at the time of its founding; Bethlehem, PA, Lititz, PA and Nazareth, PA were the three others.Wikipedia

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - Public School
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA

Public School
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - St. John's Lutheran Church
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA

St. John's Lutheran Church
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - Moravian Church
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA

Moravian Church

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1759 - Emmaus founded
In 1859, the East Pennsylvania Railroad (later part of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad) brought trains to Emmaus.
1869 - Emmaus - the town's first blast furnace opened.
1943 - Emmaus - Donaldson Iron Company closes
The largest iron company was Donaldson Iron Company, which made cast iron pipes and other products...Read MORE...

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flag  Irene DAVIES (6 December 1926, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 25 January 2005, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

World War II Soldier flag  Hobart Duane MERRITT (17 February 1924, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 15 January 1994, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

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