Leaman Place Bridge is a typical Lancaster County bridge in a very pretty farm setting near the Pennsylvania Dutch tourist area, but somehow just beyond it. At Leaman Place Bridge, you might forget commercialization roadside attractions, if only for a moment -- but there are a lot of visitors to keep you company in your reverie, many with out-of-state licenses. Remember to be respectful -- after all, the peace and solitude that make this wonderful place what it is can be destroyed by tourism, too, if we let it be.
At Leaman Place Bridge, Pequea Creek marks the boundary between Paradise and Leacock townships -- and to the left, you see the township line marker, just in the middle of the bridge.
The stone house just beyond the bridge now houses a wood-carving shop. The carver, Mr. Earl R. Houck, is the bridge's guardian angel. Evans and Evans record the carved scroll sign he placed there, which has since been removed because of wear. (Thanks to Carol Felpel, his daughter, for information by e-mail). The sign said:
It seems likely that Pequea Creek was named after the Pequaws (Pequea?) band.