About This Place
Myerstown is a borough located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 3,171. It is home to the Evangelical Theological Seminary, which is located on South College Street.
On December 24, 1757, 249 acres (1.01 km2) of land was deeded to Issac Meier and wife Catherine, who built their house at the Hergelrode site on South College Street. As early as 1763 he began deeding out lots and planned to make a town which he called Tulpehocken Town, after the Tulpehocken Creek, which runs through the borough.
Meier was fatally shot by an unknown assassin on July 14, 1770, at the Henry Buch House on 40 West Main Street. After his death the citizens of Tulpehocken Town began to call it Meier's Town after him, which later evolved into its present spelling.