A view of the Moravian town of Nazareth, PA, circa 1761.
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The ordered life of the Moravians is suggested by this 1761 Nicholas Garrison painting of their community at Nazareth.

Credit: Moravian Historical Society

In 1740 evangelist George Whitefield brought a group of Moravian brethren to the Lehigh Valley, where he founded the "Barony of Nazareth" on a 5,000-acre tract of land. Whitefield's missionary settlement quickly collapsed, but soon became the site of the Moravian town of Nazareth, a well-ordered and prosperous Moravian settlement.

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