Little Lithuania, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 40° 49.239 W 076° 12.074
18T E 398699 N 4519542
Quick Description: A center for Lithuanian settlement since the late 1800s, Schuylkill County's population has the greatest concentration of Lithuanian ancestry in the US.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2020 10:47:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM12GDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Little Lithuania, USA-A center for Lithuanian settlement since the late 1800s, Schuylkill County's population has the greatest concentration of Lithuanian ancestry in the US. The coal industry drew many of these immigrants. The local Knights of Lithuania, among the nation's oldest chapters, celebrates and preserves its ethnic heritage. Rev. Andrius Stupinskas who led one of the first Lithuanian American Catholic congregations (1872) is buried in St. George cemetery.
Marker Name: Little Lithuania, USA

County: Schuylkill

Date Dedicated: 8/10/2013

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 5 N Main St. (at bank), Shenandoah

Category: Coal, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion

Website: [Web Link]

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