The Arner Family History Auto Tour
Saturday, 24 August 2002
NOTE: This map has been modified from the original to reflect the fact that future visitors will probably be starting the tour from outside of the immediate area.
If you happen to find yourself coming from the west on State Highway 309 (from Tamaqua, Hazleton, etc), then the best route to take is the “blue” route. Turn north when you see the “Saegersville 1 [mile]” sign pointing to the north, and then look for the 45-degree right turn onto Phillips Road, after about 4/10 mile.
For just about everybody else, the best route to take will be to go north on State Highway 309 (the “red” route) from the northwest side of Allentown:
If you’re coming north on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from the Philadelphia area, exit onto US 22 Eastbound, and then take the exit to 309 North.
If you’re coming south on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, I-80, etc, exit onto US 22 Eastbound (there are no exits between Lehighton and US 22), and then take the exit to 309 North.
If you’re coming east on I-78 from Reading, Harrisburg, etc, take the US 22 Eastbound exit first (there is no exit ramp from I-78 Eastbound to 309 North), then take the exit from US 22 to 309 North.
If you’re coming west on either I-78 or US 22 from Bethlehem, Easton, New Jersey, etc, then just take the appropriate exit to 309 North.
Once you are on State Highway 309 Northbound, just follow it until you come to the “wye” intersection on the north side of Schnecksville, where you can either stay on 309 North or take 873 North. This “wye” intersection is at the bottom of this map, and you can go either way, depending on whether you want to take the tour clockwise or counter-clockwise.
[NOTE: If you take 309 North from US 22, you will also drive right by Jordan UCC Church (before you get onto this map), where John4 Arner (1793-1879), son of William and Magdalena (Krumm) Arner, and many of his descendants are buried. You can see the church and the cemetery from Highway 309, but not until after you’ve missed the turn. This church was not on the tour, but if you’re interested, see the map here. There is a traffic light at that intersection, a little less than one mile north of US 22. Turn right onto Walbert Road, and immediately look for the left turn onto Church Road.
Directions for how to find John and Sarah (Diehl) Arner’s gravestones are posted on my Jordan Church webpage.]
[NOTE: If you right-click on this map, save it to your own computer, and then open it in a good graphics program (not Windows Paint) on your own computer, and print it from there, it will print out exactly on one page and with much better resolution. But you will need to set your printer to “Landscape” mode first.]