Pennsylvania State Historical Markers Related to Religion

There are 297 Historical Markers related to Pennsylvania's religious history. Subjects range from historic churches and religious institutions, to important religious leaders, to events concerning religious reforms, changes in dogma, or religious accords.

Information current to July 2011

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"Declaration and Address"

Dedicated: Sunday, June 19, 1994
County: Washington
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.16908, -80.2448
Location: 122 S. Main St., Washington

Marker Text: First published at this site. The founding of the Disciples of Christ is dated from its adoption on Sept. 7, 1809. Written by Thomas Campbell, who with his followers had organized the Christian Association of Washington earlier that year.

A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

Dedicated: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
County: Clearfield
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion, Writers
Location: 1598 Mahaffey Grampian Hwy. (Rt. 219), Mahaffey, near camp entrance

Marker Text: One of the most significant evangelical Christian authors of the 20th century, Tozer was born a few miles south of here in LaJose (Newburg). A pastor with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and a nationally recognized theologian, lecturer and writer, he was the featured speaker here at the Mahaffey Camp Summer Bible Conference in the 1940s and 1950s. Over 3 million copies of his more than 40 books are in print throughout the world.

A.M.E. Book Concern

Dedicated: N/A
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.94426, 75.15304
Location: 631 Pine St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Here in 1836 a church related company began printing hymnals, religious materials, and works by Black authors of the period. In 1847 The Christian Recorder was published here. Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner was editor of the firm until 1884.

Aaronsburg Story, The

Dedicated: Thursday, October 23, 1997
County: Centre
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Location: Pa. 45, E end of Aaronsburg

Marker Text: Aaron Levy, a Jewish immigrant who founded this village in 1786, donated ground for Lutheran and Reformed congregations here and presented then with a pewter communion set. In remembrance of his generosity, 30,000 people gathered in Aaronsburg on October 23, 1949, for a day-long celebration of religious and racial understanding. It included a huge outdoor pageant on a natural stage just north of this site.

Abington Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Sunday, May 24, 1992
County: Montgomery
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.11418, -75.1219
Location: Old York & Susquehanna Sts., Abington

Marker Text: Church founded on this site, 1714. Cemetery established, 1719. First recorded burial, 1728. Site of Revolutionary War skirmishes. Burials include pastors and educators notable in Abington, Philadelphia, and Princeton, and veterans of major wars.

Abraham Blumer

Dedicated: Friday, November 01, 1929
County: Lehigh
Type: Plaque
Categories: American Revolution, Ethnic & Immigration, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.61352, -75.567
Location: On grounds of Jordan United Church of Christ at Walbert, South Whitehall Twp.

Marker Text: Born in Grabs, Switzerland, chaplain of the First Battalion Northampton County Militia, 1781 is buried in this cemetery. He ministered to the reformed congregations of Jordan, Union, Egypt and Allentown from 1771 to 1801.

African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church

Dedicated: Saturday, June 02, 1990
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 39.963755, -75.144403
Location: 4th & Brown Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded here in 1794 by 15 men and three women from St. George's Church, led by Rev. Harry Hosier. Zoar was active in the Underground Railroad and moved to 12th and Melon Streets in 1883. It is United Methodism's oldest Black congregation.

Amanda Berry Smith

Dedicated: Saturday, October 02, 1993
County: York
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Education, Music & Theater, Publishing & Journalism, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 39.76704, -76.67964
Location: 108 S. Main St., Grace U.M. Church, Shrewsbury

Marker Text: A renowned evangelist and singer, born a slave in Maryland. Her father bought the family's freedom, and they moved to a farm near here. While still a child she was converted at this church. She committed her life to missionary work and traveled in the U.S. and to Britain, India, and Africa. Published a monthly paper, "The Helper." Founder and superintendent, Industrial Home for Colored Children in Illinois.

American Friends Service Committee

Dedicated: Saturday, November 06, 1999
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.95567, -75.16492
Location: 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded in Philadelphia in 1917, the AFSC has given practical expression to the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its worldwide humanitarian work has reflected a commitment to nonviolence & justice. Co-recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 1947.

Ankeny Square

Dedicated: Monday, June 28, 1954
County: Somerset
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.00747, -79.082
Location: Patriot Square at cemetery, Somerset

Marker Text: Set aside for burial ground and place of worship on the original plat of Milfordstown by Ulrich Bruner, 1787, and by Peter Ankeny in 1789 when he laid out the south side of the settlement renamed Somerset in 1795.

Ann Preston, M.D. (1813-1872)

Dedicated: Saturday, March 22, 2008
County: Chester
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Science & Medicine, Religion, Underground Railroad, Women
GPS Coordinates: 39.8204, 75.8127
Location: 225 State Rd., West Grove

Marker Text: A pioneer physician and educator, in 1860 Preston founded the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she later established one of the nation's first nurses' training schools. A graduate of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, she became its dean in 1865, the first American woman to hold such an office. She was a Quaker dedicated to women's rights and an abo-litionist involved with the Underground Railroad. Preston was born here.

Augustus Lutheran Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, September 03, 1947
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.20115, -75.4812
Location: Main St. (old U.S. 422) in Trappe

Marker Text: Oldest unchanged Lutheran church in America. Built in 1743 by Dr. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who died in 1787 and is buried in the graveyard.

Avery College

Dedicated: Monday, January 01, 1968
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: African American, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.45389, -79.9986
Location: 619 Ohio St., North Side, Pittsburgh

Marker Text: To the south, at Nash and Avery Streets, stood Avery College. Founded in 1849 by Charles Avery (1784-1858), Methodist lay preacher, philanthropist, abolitionist, to provide a classical education for Negroes.

Baptist Church in the Great Valley, The

Dedicated: Saturday, April 21, 1951
County: Chester
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.10007, -75.46307
Location: SR 1007 (Valley Forge Rd.), .4 mile SE of Pa. 252, Tredyffrin Twp.

Marker Text: Organized in 1711 by Welsh families, it is the second oldest Baptist church in the State and the mother of eight nearby congregations. The present building, the second, was erected in 1805.

Baron Stiegel

Dedicated: Wednesday, March 19, 1947
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Business & Industry, Glass, Iron & Steel, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.1638, -76.42842
Location: Pa. 72 at Square in Manheim

Marker Text: The famed glassmaker and ironmaster of colonial days founded Manheim in 1762, and set up his glassworks in 1764. He gave land for the Lutheran Church which still pays his heirs one red rose a year.

Berean Institute

Dedicated: Wednesday, October 17, 1990
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.972639, -75.167679
Location: 1901 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded in 1899 by Rev. Matthew Anderson, pastor of Berean Presbyterian Church and founder of Berean Savings Association, this school taught Blacks skilled trades not available elsewhere. Later the curriculum was expanded to meet changing student needs.

Beth Sholom Synagogue

Dedicated: Sunday, September 21, 2008
County: Montgomery
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.0818, 75.1268
Location: 8231 Old York Rd., Elkins Park

Marker Text: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built with the collaboration of Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen, this National Historic Landmark was completed in 1959. Wright’s only synagogue evokes the biblical Mt. Sinai in modern materials of concrete, steel, aluminum, and glass.

Bethel A.M.E. Church

Dedicated: Sunday, September 24, 1995
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: African American, Civil Rights, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.43716, -80.0005
Location: 405 1st Ave., at Smithfield St., Pittsburgh

Marker Text: Founded 1808 & known as the African Church. Chartered in 1818. Located nearby in early years, church was site of area's first school for colored children, 1831, & statewide civil rights convention, 1841. Congregation moved to Wylie Avenue, 1872; to Webster Avenue, 1959.

Bethel A.M.E. Church

Dedicated: Saturday, May 11, 1996
County: Berks
Type: City
Categories: African American, Buildings & Architecture, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 40.34255, -75.9256
Location: 119 N. 10th St., Reading

Marker Text: Berks County's oldest Black church building. Erected 1837 by free African Americans; became an Underground Railroad station for escaped slaves seeking freedom. Rebuilt 1867; remodeled 1889. Congregation, dating from 1822, moved to Windsor Street in 1974.

Bethel A.M.E. Church

Dedicated: Saturday, May 09, 2009
County: Cumberland
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 40.19967, -77.186175
Location: 131 E Pomfret St., Carlisle

Marker Text: Among the earliest (c. 1820) African American congregations located west of the Susquehanna River. The site of Underground Railroad activity. Abolitionists John Peck and John B. Vashon were members. A.M.E. national Bishops Daniel Payne and Wills Nazrey were associated with the church.

Bethel Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, August 21, 1951
County: Allegheny
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.33658, -80.04797
Location: 2977 Bethel Church Rd. (county highway) between PA 88 & US 19, Bethel Park

Marker Text: Founded 1776, in the Old Stone Manse in South Park, by Rev. John McMillan, pioneer minister and educator. It is the mother of five nearby churches and has given its name to the community. In the cemetery, 14 Revolutionary War soldiers from this area are buried.

Bethlehem

Dedicated: Monday, July 26, 1948
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Canals, Cities & Towns, French & Indian War, Iron & Steel, Native American, Religion, Transportation
Location: Pa. 412 entering city from S

Marker Text: Religious, cultural, and industrial center. Founded 1741 by Moravians, who excelled as missionaries and musicians. Place of refuge during Indian wars. Lehigh Canal, opened 1829, brought industrialization. Home of Bethlehem Steel.

Bethlehem

Dedicated: Monday, July 26, 1948
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Business & Industry, Canals, Cities & Towns, Iron & Steel, Music & Theater, Native American, Religion
Location: U.S. 22 East of City

Marker Text: Religious, cultural, and industrial center. Founded 1741 by Moravians, who excelled as missionaries and musicians. Place of refuge during Indian wars. Lehigh Canal, opened 1829, brought industrialization. Home of Bethlehem Steel.

Bethlehem

Dedicated: Monday, July 26, 1948
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Canals, Cities & Towns, Iron & Steel, Music & Theater, Native American, Religion
Location: U.S. 22 West of City

Marker Text: Religious, cultural, and industrial center. Founded 1741 by Moravians, who excelled as missionaries and musicians. Place of refuge during Indian wars. Lehigh Canal, opened 1829, brought industrialization. Home of Bethlehem Steel.

Big Spring Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Sunday, August 18, 1985
County: Cumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.17272, -77.39736
Location: S. Corporation St. at church, Newville

Marker Text: Original log meeting house was erected 1737 near the Big Spring. Church was fully organized, October 1738. Present stone structure was built 1789, and in 1790 the trustees laid out Newville as a town on the church-owned glebe.

Birmingham Friends' Meeting House

Dedicated: September, 1915
County: Chester
Type: Plaque
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Science & Medicine, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.909934, -75.598608
Location: Wall of Meetinghouse, SR 2001 (Birmingham Rd.), .5 mile SE of PA 926, West Chester

Marker Text: Erected in 1783. Used as a hospital after the Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777.

Blooming Grove Dunkard Meeting House

Dedicated: Saturday, August 01, 1931
County: Lycoming
Type: Plaque
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.324, -77.0042
Location: Meetinghouse, 2 miles E of Balls Mills, .7 mile S of PA 973

Marker Text: Built 1828 by German colonists who came to this valley beginning 1805 seeking religious freedom - led by Dr. Frederick Haller and including the following families, Heim - Ulmer - Staiger - Waltz - Kiess - Young - Harmon - Gross - Biehl - Scheel - Burghard...

Boehm's Chapel

Dedicated: Tuesday, April 29, 1980
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.96228, -76.26825
Location: Pa. 272 northbound at Boehm's Rd., .1 mile S of Willow Street

Marker Text: Built 1791, this "Temple of Limestone" is the oldest existing structure designed for Methodist use in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest in the U.S. Erected on land formerly owned by Bishop Martin Boehm, co-founder of the United Brethren in Christ, it was frequently visited by Bishop Francis Asbury, "Father of American Methodism."

Brethren's House

Dedicated: Wednesday, September 02, 1964
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: Business & Industry, Education, Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.61878, -75.38207
Location: W. Church St. at site, Bethlehem

Marker Text: Built 1748 by Moravians as house for single men. Early industry center: bell foundry, silkworm culture, other crafts and trades. Military hospital in Revolution. Girls' school from 1815. Now part of Moravian College and a museum.

Brush Creek Salem Church

Dedicated: Monday, May 26, 1952
County: Westmoreland
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Religion
Location: US 30 near Adamsburg, near Bushy Run Markers

Marker Text: Lutheran and Reformed union church, established in 1773 by German pioneers of this area. In 1782 the first pastors for both congregations were called. The present building, one mile north, was erected in 1816.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral

Dedicated: Wednesday, September 10, 1947
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.1342, 75.062
Location: Pa. 232 in Bryn Athyn at Cathedral

Marker Text: This Swedenborgian center is noted architecturally. Buildings in 14th-century Gothic and 12th-century Romanesque styles. Built by cooperative craft guilds in medieval way. Endowed by John Pitcairn.

Buckingham Meeting House

Dedicated: Wednesday, March 26, 1947
County: Bucks
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Houses & Homesteads, Military, Religion
Location: U.S. 202 NE of Buckingham

Marker Text: This stone meeting house was built by the Friends in 1806, to replace a log structure built about 1768, with later stone additions. It was later used as a military hospital in the Revolution.

Bucknell University

Dedicated: Monday, September 22, 1947
County: Union
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.95194, -76.88729
Location: U.S. 15 in Lewisburg at stadium

Marker Text: Organized in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg by the Baptist Church. Named Bucknell University in 1886, honoring William Bucknell, donor and trustee. Degrees first conferred upon women students in 1885.

Bucknell University

Dedicated: Monday, September 22, 1947
County: Northumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
Location: Pa. 405 at junction Pa. 45 3 miles S of Milton

Marker Text: Organized in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg by the Baptist Church. Named Bucknell University in 1886, honoring William Bucknell, donor and trustee. Degrees first conferred upon women students in 1885.

Buffalo Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, June 09, 1948
County: Union
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.96218, -76.96781
Location: Pa. 192, 4 miles W of Lewisburg

Marker Text: Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed, with first regular pastor, 1787. Log church of about 1775 replaced by stone in 1816 and by brick in 1846.

Buffalo Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, June 09, 1948
County: Union
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.9453, -76.96647
Location: Pa. 45, at Johnson Mill Rd., W of Lewisburg

Marker Text: Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed, with first regular pastor, 1787. Log church of about 1775 replaced by stone in 1816, by brick in 1846. It stands a mile to the north.

Butler County

Dedicated: Friday, June 11, 1982
County: Butler
Type: City
Categories: George Washington, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.85857, -79.89545
Location: County Courthouse, Main St. (Pa. 8), Butler

Marker Text: Formed March 12, 1800, from Allegheny County. Named for Gen. Richard Butler, Revolutionary officer. A young George Washington had crossed this area, 1753. County seat was established at Butler in 1803, and the county was home of the Harmony Society, 1804-15.

Caleb Pusey

Dedicated: Friday, June 09, 1967
County: Delaware
Type: City
Categories: Professions & Vocations, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 39.8516, -75.55145
Location: Race St. at City Rd., Upland

Marker Text: An English-born Quaker and lastmaker, Pusey (1651-1727) purchased 250 acres from William Penn in 1681. As agent and grist mill manager for him, and colonial office holder, he was visited by Penn here.

Cambria City

Dedicated: Thursday, September 01, 1994
County: Cambria
Type: City
Categories: Cities & Towns, Coal, Ethnic & Immigration, Labor, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.3397, 78.9288
Location: 418 Broad St., Johnstown

Marker Text: Founded in 1853, this neighborhood was the first home to immigrants who came to Johnstown to find work in the coal mines and steel mills. Nationality churches and ethnic clubs exemplify the neighborhood's rich and diverse culture.

Catawissa Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Saturday, May 08, 1948
County: Columbia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.988354, -76.478534
Location: Junction U.S. 11 & Pa. 42, .7 mile SW of Bloomsburg

Marker Text: At Catawissa, three miles distant, is the Friends meetinghouse built about 1790. The log structure is still standing and is a fine example of a pioneer place of worship.

Catawissa Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Saturday, May 01, 1948
County: Columbia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.95087, -76.46143
Location: South St. between 3rd & 4th Sts., Catawissa

Marker Text: The nearby Friends meetinghouse, built about 1790, was the place of worship for early Quaker settlers among the pioneers of this region. Catawissa itself was laid out by William Hughs, a Berks County Quaker.

Celestia

Dedicated: Friday, October 22, 1999
County: Sullivan
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.42221, -76.52493
Location: Pa. 42 1 1/2 miles west of Laporte

Marker Text: Peter E. Armstrong founded a religious community here in 1850. He envisioned his followers as "wilderness exiles" in a " City of Heaven" on this mountaintop. In 1864 the land was deeded to Almighty God " and to His heirs in Jesus Messiah." Because of the " owner's" nonpayment of taxes, the county sold the land in 1876 to A.T. Armstrong, Peter's son. Peter Armstrong himself struggled to continue this community before he died in 1887.

Celestia

Dedicated: Thursday, July 12, 1951
County: Sullivan
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.42454, -76.48858
Location: U.S. 220 just NE of Laporte

Marker Text: Name of religious community founded by Peter Armstrong. Site is 2 miles west. In 1864, he and his wife deeded about 600 acres to "Almighty God and His heirs in Jesus Messiah, for their proper use and behoof forever." Armstong died in 1884.

Centre Church

Dedicated: Friday, February 13, 1948
County: Perry
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Religion
Location: Junction Pa. 850 & Pa. 274, 2.1 miles W of Loysville

Marker Text: Early church north of Blue Mountains. Presbyterian settlers had held services "at George Robinson's" before Rev. Charles Beatty preached there, Aug. 19, 1766. Their log church was at site of the present one, beyond Fort Robinson.

Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916)

Dedicated: Monday, May 08, 2000
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.45274, -80.00488
Location: Allegheny Center, E Commons, at New Hazlett Theater (formerly Carnegie Hall), Pittsburgh

Marker Text: Pastor Russell formed a Bible study group in Allegheny City in the 1870's; developed it into the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society. It became the legal corporation for Jehovah's Witnesses. He lived in the Bible House nearby, 1894-1909; spoke here at Carnegie Hall.

Christ Church

Dedicated: Friday, December 17, 1954
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.95085, -75.14368
Location: 2nd St. between Market & Arch Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded, 1695. Erection of present building begun in 1727. Bells were brought from England in 1754. Among the noted persons buried here are James Wilson and Robert Morris, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and Bishop White.

Christ Little Tulpehocken Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, June 12, 1963
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.42213, -76.13218
Location: SR 4010 W of Bernville

Marker Text: Organized 1729, this is one of the early Lutheran churches founded by Rev. John Caspar Stoever, Jr., who started the parish records in 1730. A log church, erected before 1749, was replaced by the present stone building in 1809. Since 1853, Lutheran and Reformed services have been held here.

Christ Reformed Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, February 21, 1950
County: Adams
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.75374, -77.05745
Location: Hanover & Christ Church Rds. (PA 194 & SR 2023), 1.1 miles NE of Littlestown

Marker Text: Known as "Mother of Reformed Churches" of this region. Congregation organized, May 1747, marking settlement of German pioneers in southern part of Conewago Valley. Section of present building erected, 1798. Many notable persons lie buried in the old churchyard.

Christopher Saur (1693-1758)

Dedicated: Sunday, April 19, 2009
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Professions & Vocations, Publishing & Journalism, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.031977, -75.168725
Location: at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5300 Germantown Ave., Phila.

Marker Text: A pioneer printer in colonial America, Saur produced the nation’s first European language Bible here in 1743. He printed the most widely read German newspaper & used his press to alert the public to German causes. He aided fellow German immigrants with his money and influence.

Church of the Advocate

Dedicated: Thursday, July 29, 1999
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Buildings & Architecture, Government & Politics 20th Century, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 39.9858, 75.1633
Location: 18th & Diamond Streets, Philadelphia

Marker Text: Here in the 1974 the first eleven women Episcopal priests were ordained. This noted Gothic Revival church, built 1887-97, served a growing African American community after 1930. Host to major Black Power events of the 1960s and '70s. National Historic Landmark

Civilian Public Service

Dedicated: Saturday, October 26, 1996
County: Philadelphia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Agriculture, Business & Industry, Labor, Science & Medicine, Military, Military Post-Civil War, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.95567, -75.16502
Location: Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: During World War II, some 12,000 men who were classified as conscientious objectors to war -- about fifteen percent of them from Pennsylvania -- served in non-military occupations across the United States. Under the leadership of Mennonite, Quaker, and Church of the Brethren agencies, they were engaged in mental health care and medical experiments, in forestry and on dairy farms, and in other important civic projects.

Colonel Jacob Stroud

Dedicated: N/A
County: Monroe
Type: Plaque
Categories: French & Indian War, Military, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.98981, -75.18782
Location: At cemetery entrance, across from 218 Main St. (Bus. 209), Stroudsburg

Marker Text: Col. Jacob Stroud is buried in this graveyard, originally the cemetery of the Mission of Dansbury. Begun by the Moravian Brethren in 1743, the chapel destroyed in the Indian uprising of 1755, was erected in 1753 under the leadership of Daniel Brodhead...

Colonial Gristmill

Dedicated: Tuesday, May 05, 1959
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Business & Industry, Ethnic & Immigration, Mills, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8911, 75.5056
Location: U.S. 1, 1 mile E of Concordville

Marker Text: The stone gristmill at this site was built in 1704 by Nathaniel Newlin, a Quaker who emigrated from Ireland in 1683. The mill, restored to working order, is a fine example of a vital segment of Colonial economic life.

Columbia County

Dedicated: Monday, July 11, 1983
County: Columbia
Type: City
Categories: Bridges, Cities & Towns, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.00305, -76.45707
Location: County Courthouse, Main St., Bloomsburg

Marker Text: Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Named in honor of America. County seat, Bloomsburg, became this State's only incorporated town in 1870. A Friends meetinghouse was built at Catawissa about 1789. "Twin covered bridges" at Forks are a unique site.

Conewago Chapel

Dedicated: Friday, December 12, 1947
County: Adams
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.86151, -77.06869
Location: U.S. 30 W of New Oxford

Marker Text: Four miles south of New Oxford. Original Jesuit chapel built 1787 still in use and one of oldest in the United States. The mission was founded 1730. First Sacred Heart church in Pennsylvania.

Cross Creek Church

Dedicated: Monday, October 16, 1950
County: Washington
Type: Roadside
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.32965, -80.41263
Location: SR 4029 at Cross Creek, E of Pa. 18

Marker Text: Founded by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who began to hold services in 1775 at Vance's Fort, 1 mile north. Original church built here and first pastor called in 1779. The present church building was erected 1864.

Daniel Alexander Payne

Dedicated: Sunday, March 10, 1991
County: Adams
Type: City
Categories: African American, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.83448, -77.23333
Location: 239 N. Washington St. at Gettysburg College

Marker Text: Born a free African-American. He taught the Colored people at this college, 1837, while a student at the Lutheran Seminary. A historian, he was elected bishop of the A.M.E. Church, 1852, and was president of Wilberforce University, 1863-76.

Dansbury Mission

Dedicated: Sunday, June 15, 1947
County: Monroe
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.99016, -75.18764
Location: Main St. (Bus. 209) near 2nd, across from #210, Stroudsburg

Marker Text: Erected about 1744, by Daniel Brodhead, for use by Moravian missionaries. Destroyed by the Indians in 1755, during the French and Indian War. The site adjoined the present cemetery.

Darby Friends Burial Ground

Dedicated: June, 1952
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
Location: Landsdowne Avenue near 12th Street, Darby

Marker Text: In continuous use since 1682. Land given by John Blunston, founder of Darby, who lies buried here. Also in the burial ground is the marked grave of John Bartram, noted American Botanist.

David Brainerd

Dedicated: Tuesday, August 05, 1947
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Categories: Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.77412, -75.17736
Location: Pa. 611 S of Martins Creek, Easton

Marker Text: The log house occupied by the Presbyterian missioner to the Indians in 1744 was a short distance away on the side road. It was here the youthful zealot wrote part of his famed journal.

David Salisbury Franks (c.1740-1793)

Dedicated: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.95243, -75.1484
Location: South side of Arch Street near Fifth Street, Philadelphia

Marker Text: Distinguished Jewish officer and aide-de-camp to Gen. Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War. Thought to be complicit in Arnold’s treason, Maj. Franks was later exonerated. A yellow fever victim, he was buried at Christ Church by a Christian neighbor.

David Tannenberg (1728-1804)

Dedicated: Saturday, September 23, 2006
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Music & Theater, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.63313, -75.38848
Location: 1461 Schoenersville Rd., at entrance to Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem

Marker Text: One of America’s foremost pipe organ builders. Tannenberg, born at Berthelsdorf, Germany, emigrated to the Moravian community at Bethlehem in 1749. From 1760-65 he lived at Burnside Plantation, where he built organs as an apprentice of Johann Gottlob Klemm (1690-1762), then moved to Lititz. Tannenberg died while working in York, Pa. His nearly 50 instruments represent the finest tonal and visual artistry among early American pipe organ builders.

David Zeisberger

Dedicated: Friday, August 22, 1947
County: Potter
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.93431, -77.63644
Location: Pa. 49, 1 mile E of Harrison Valley

Marker Text: Noted Moravian missionary camped near here Oct. 8, 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to pass through the primeval forests of this region.

David Zeisberger

Dedicated: Friday, August 22, 1947
County: Potter
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.8551, -77.87522
Location: Pa. 49, 11 miles NE of Coudersport near Raymond

Marker Text: Noted Moravian missionary, passed through here in Oct. 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to travel through the primeval forests of this region.

David Zeisberger

Dedicated: Friday, August 22, 1947
County: Potter
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.77445, -78.01779
Location: 2nd St. (U.S. 6), Coudersport

Marker Text: Noted Moravian missionary camped near here Oct. 8, 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to pass through the primeval forests of this region.

David Zeisberger

Dedicated: Sunday, October 01, 1916
County: Potter
Type: Plaque
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.77473, -78.02075
Location: 2nd St. (US 6) & Main Sts., County Courthouse, Coudersport

Marker Text: Erected as a memorial to David Zeisberger, who encamped near this place on the night of October 8, 1767, when on his way from Bethlehem to the mouth of Tionesta Creek to visit the Indians on the Allegheny River. He was accompained by two Delaware Indians...

De Benneville House

Dedicated: Saturday, December 04, 1948
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.34335, -75.7618
Location: Pa. 622, 1.5 miles N of Yellow House

Marker Text: Built 1745 by Dr. George de Benneville, preacher in this area 1743-55, and founder of Universalism in America. He died in Philadelphia in 1793. The house is 2.25 miles away on a side road.

De Turk House

Dedicated: Saturday, December 04, 1948
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.38373, -75.78669
Location: Junction PA 73 & Memorial Hwy. (PA 662), near DeTurk Rd., just S of Oley

Marker Text: Built in 1767 by John de Turk, son of Isaac de Turk, a Huguenot who settled here in 1712 and was one of a number of French Protestants who were pioneers in this part of Berks County.

Demetrius Gallitzin

Dedicated: Tuesday, August 19, 1947
County: Cambria
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.5021, 78.6309
Location: SR 1005 (former LR 276), Loretto

Marker Text: Here is the tomb of the Russian prince-priest who gave up a life of ease for a frontier mission. Founder of Loretto, Catholic colony, 1799. St. Michael's is on the site of his chapel. He died here May 6, 1840.

Derry Church

Dedicated: Saturday, February 28, 1948
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 40.2925, -76.6462
Location: At church, 248 E. Derry Rd., Hershey

Marker Text: Founded in 1729; the first pastor, William Bertram, installed in 1732 by Donegal Presbytery. Its grove was patented to it by the sons of William Penn in 1741. The churchyard is the oldest pioneer graveyard in this region.

Derry Churchyard

Dedicated: Saturday, February 28, 1948
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Early Settlement, French & Indian War, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2922, -76.6415
Location: U.S. 422 (E. Chocolate Ave.) at E. Mansion Rd., Hershey

Marker Text: Oldest pioneer graveyard in Dauphin County. Here, near Pastors William Bertram and John Roan, lie heroes of the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution; and Colonel John Rodgers, a signer of the Hanover Resolves in 1774.

Donegal Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, March 18, 1947
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
Location: Pa. 230, 3.5 miles SE of Elizabethtown

Marker Text: A few miles west is this early Presbyterian Church, organized in 1714. Present structure built about 1740. In 1777, the congregation met at the Witness Tree in front of the Church to avow their patriotism.

Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly (1898-1990)

Dedicated: Saturday, September 24, 2005
County: Chester
Type: Roadside
Categories: Science & Medicine, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 39.944185, -75.841831
Location: 640 Buck Run Rd., East Fallowfield Township

Marker Text: Prominent authority on astronomy and author of more than one hundred books and articles, Sitterly was a career physicist with the Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce. She received the American Astronomical Society award in 1937 and was the first woman elected to the Royal Astronomical Society of Great Britain, 1949. Born here in Ercildoun, Dr. Sitterly was a lifelong Quaker and attended Fallowfield Friends Meeting nearby.

Dr. Henry Harbaugh

Dedicated: Friday, December 05, 1947
County: Franklin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Ethnic & Immigration, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.7214, -76.4664
Location: 14301 Harbaugh Church Rd., (@ church), off Midvale Rd. south of Midvale

Marker Text: Pennsylvania-German author, theologian, and educator, 1817-1867, was born one and one-half miles distant. The house is marked by a monument.

Dr. Reifsnyder

Dedicated: Wednesday, July 30, 1947
County: Perry
Type: Roadside
Categories: Science & Medicine, Professions & Vocations, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.5735, 76.9899
Location: U.S. 11 & 15, Liverpool

Marker Text: Dr. Elizabeth Reifsnyder, M.D., a pioneer medical missionary to China for more than thirty years, lived in this house both before and after her work abroad. Born 1858, she died here in 1922.

Dry Run Cemetery

Dedicated: Wednesday, June 09, 1948
County: Union
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Early Settlement, French & Indian War, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.8739, -77.00804
Location: Pa. 304, 1 mile W of New Berlin

Marker Text: Opposite on the bluff at Penns Creek lay Buffalo Valley's pioneer cemetery. Abandoned 1791 after a generation of use, it held graves of veterans of the French and Indian War and of the Revolution.

Duquesne University

Dedicated: Thursday, October 05, 1978
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: Education, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.4355, -79.99285
Location: Bluff St. at Univ. Administration Bldg., Pittsburgh

Marker Text: Founded by Holy Ghost Fathers from Germany in 1878. Incorporated 1882 as Pittsburgh Catholic College. Named Duquesne University in 1911, this Catholic institution has served students of many faiths in liberal arts and professional studies.

Early Bible

Dedicated: Thursday, May 13, 1954
County: Somerset
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.0084, 79.0802
Location: 151 W Main St., Somerset

Marker Text: In a log cabin located on this site, Charles Frederick Goeb printed a Bible in 1813. It was the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Eight-Cornered School

Dedicated: Thursday, June 10, 1948
County: Berks
Type: City
Status: Missing
Categories: Education, Religion
Location: U.S. 422 in Sinking Spring

Marker Text: Built about 1813 on land owned by a Welsh Baptist congregation, the nearby structure illustrates a popular school design of its day, then considered effective in its use of space and lighting.

Elder Miller

Dedicated: Tuesday, September 14, 1948
County: Lackawanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.52798, -75.7051
Location: 1214 N Abington Rd. (PA 407), at PA 632, Waverly

Marker Text: Pioneer preacher and teacher in Abington region, lived near this village. Born in Connecticut in 1775. Settled in Waverly about 1800; died here in 1857. The first church in the township, and the first school, were on his farm.

Elisha McCurdy

Dedicated: Wednesday, May 28, 1947
County: Washington
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.43207, -80.4359
Location: SR 4004 (old U.S. 22) near Pa. 18, Florence

Marker Text: The great Presbyterian revivalist is buried here where he served as pastor 46 years. At Cross Roads and Upper Buffalo he led, in Nov., 1802, the Great Revival meetings attended by many thousands from near and far.

Emmaus

Dedicated: Tuesday, July 26, 1966
County: Lehigh
Type: Roadside
Categories: Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.54103, -75.48653
Location: Main St. at library, Emmaus

Marker Text: Called by the Indians "Macungie," or "feeding place of the bears." Area settlement begun in 1730's, and a Shelter House was erected in 1734. Moravians established a "Gemein-Ort," or congregational village, and named it after the biblical town of Emmaus in 1761.

Ephrata Cloister

Dedicated: N/A
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.18593, -76.18736
Location: At the site on U.S. 322, Ephrata

Marker Text: Surviving restored buildings of the Seventh Day Baptist community founded by Conrad Beissel. Original buildings erected between 1735 and 1749. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

Ephrata Cloister

Dedicated: Tuesday, March 18, 1947
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.1862, -76.18694
Location: PA 272 N, S of US 322, Ephrata

Marker Text: Surviving buildings of the famous Ephrata community of Seventh Day Baptists, founded by Conrad Beissel, 1732. Turn to the right here to see this State historic shrine.

Ephrata Cloister

Dedicated: Tuesday, March 18, 1947
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.185496, -76.187729
Location: PA 272, S of US 322 underpass, Ephrata

Marker Text: Surviving buildings of the famous Ephrata community of Seventh Day Baptists, founded by Conrad Beissel, 1732. Turn to the right here to see this State historic shrine.

Episcopal Square

Dedicated: Thursday, October 20, 1949
County: Cumberland
Type: City
Categories: Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.20161, -77.18888
Location: NE corner, High & Hanover Sts., Carlisle

Marker Text: This square was set apart by the Penns in 1751 for the Church of England; in continuous use since that time by St. John's Episcopal Church. In 1752, the first church building was erected.

Evangelical Church

Dedicated: Monday, September 22, 1947
County: Union
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.87805, -76.99349
Location: PA 304 at Fron St., 1.2 miles W of New Berlin

Marker Text: The first church built by "Albright's People," later the Evangelical Association, was erected in New Berlin in 1816. It was the first Evangelical Church in the United States. The site is marked by a monument.

Evangelical Church

Dedicated: Monday, September 22, 1947
County: Union
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.91425, -77.05578
Location: Junction Pa. 45 (Chestnut St.) & 104 (10th St.), W end of Mifflinburg

Marker Text: The first church built by "Albright's People," later the Evangelical Association, was erected in New Berlin in 1816. It was the first Evangelical Church in the United States. The site is marked by a monument.

Exeter Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Monday, May 07, 1979
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.3129, -75.78443
Location: Meetinghouse Road, .5 mile S of Pa. 562 & 2 mile W of Yellow House

Marker Text: Established 1725 as Oley; name changed to Exeter, 1742. Present stone meeting house built 1759 near site of two previous log structures. Buried here are members of the Boone, Ellis, Hughes, Lee, and Lincoln families. Meetings discontinued 1899; building reopened for worship in 1949.

Falkner Swamp Reformed Church

Dedicated: Sunday, October 09, 1960
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2961, -75.58013
Location: Swamp Pike (county highway, Limerick to Gilbertsville), .5 mile SE of New Hanover

Marker Text: This congregation is the oldest in continuous existence in the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Organized October 15, 1725, by Rev. John Philip Boehm, founder of the German Reformed Church in Pennsylvania. Present building was constructed in 1790.

Falling Spring Church

Dedicated: Monday, May 10, 1948
County: Franklin
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Location: US 11 at church, 2 blocks N of Square, Chambersburg

Marker Text: Founded 1734; main part of present church built 1803. One of the Presbyterian churches marking the first great settlement of Scotch-Irish pioneers west of the Susquehanna.

Fanny M. Jackson Coppin

Dedicated: Wednesday, February 12, 1986
County: Delaware
Type: City
Categories: African American, Education, Professions & Vocations, Religion, Women, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 39.9327, 75.5277
Location: Cheyney University campus, off Dilworthtown & Cheyney Rds., Cheyney

Marker Text: Educator, writer, humanist, missionary. A former slave, she graduated from Oberlin College in 1865. Principal, Institute for Colored Youth, 1869-1902 (I.C.Y. became Cheyney University, 1983). Coppin pioneered industrial arts and teacher education.

Father Divine

Dedicated: Sunday, September 11, 1994
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Civil Rights, Religion, Inns & Taverns
GPS Coordinates: 39.967064, -75.160395
Location: Broad St. & Fairmont Ave., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Rev. Major J. Divine, civil rights leader of the 1930s, established Cooperative Economic Plan, providing life's necessities at nominal prices. Divine Lorraine Hotel here, built 1894 and acquired in 1948, was one of the first integrated hotels of its caliber in the U.S.

Federal Street Burial Ground

Dedicated: Thursday, October 04, 1990
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Civil War, Education, Military, Professions & Vocations, Publishing & Journalism, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.935, 75.1627
Location: Federal St. between 11th & 12th Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Congregation Mikveh Israel's second cemetery, founded 1849. Here are buried Abraham Hart the publisher; Alfred Mordecai, soldier and engineer; Dr. Sabato Morais, rabbi and educator; Judge Mayer Sulzberger; and noted Civil War veterans.

First African Baptist Church

Dedicated: N/A
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.93767, -75.16533
Location: 16th & Christian Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded 1809 as one of the first Black Baptist churches in America. Later two members sold themselves into slavery to free a slave to serve as pastor. Erected 1906, this building is located at a later site of the congregation.

First African Baptist Church Cemetery

Dedicated: 1992
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.956596, -75.152418
Location: 8th & Vine Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Site of the cemetery that served this congregation from 1824-1842. Archaeological excavations in the 1980s provided links to ancient African burial customs. The remains were re-interred in Eden Cemetery, Delaware Co., Pa.

First African Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: 1993
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9736, 75.2096
Location: 42nd & Girard Ave., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded 1807 by John Cloucester, a former slave who was instrumental in establishing Presbyterianism among African-Americans. First edifice was dedicated 1811 at 7th & Bainbridge Streets. Church has been at this location since 1957.

First Cambria AME Zion Church

Dedicated: Saturday, May 10, 1997
County: Cambria
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.32, 78.9213
Location: 409 Haynes Street, Johnstown

Marker Text: Formed 1873 in the loft of the Woodvale Tannery by workers there. Organized as Cambria Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 1874, at Napoleon and Dibert Sts. About 1877 it moved here. Washed from its foundation in the 1889 flood but later restored.

First Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Wednesday, October 22, 1997
County: Delaware
Type: City
Categories: Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 39.8695, 75.3632
Location: 24th & Chestnut Sts., Chester

Marker Text: Here in 1675, William Edmundson convened the first recorded meeting of Friends (Quakers) within present Pennsylvania. This was at the home of Robert Wade, who in 1682 greeted William Penn upon his arrival in Chester.

First House of Moravian Settlement

Dedicated: Wednesday, May 01, 1929
County: Northampton
Type: Plaque
Categories: Early Settlement, Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.6199, -75.38223
Location: Wall of Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St., Bethlehem

Marker Text: The first house of the Moravian settlement occupied March 9, 1741, stood on this site. In this house on Christmas Eve 1741 COUNT ZINZENDORF, conducting a love feast, named the place Bethlehem.

First Lutheran Church

Dedicated: Monday, August 10, 1953
County: Franklin
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9344, -76.3366
Location: W. Washington St. at church (near Black St.), Chambersburg

Marker Text: This church, the third building, stands on the site of a log church built in 1780 by the Lutheran and Reformed and used jointly by the congregations till 1808. The land was donated by Benjamin Chambers.

First Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Friday, October 21, 1949
County: Cumberland
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, George Washington, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.20172, -77.18926
Location: NW corner, High & Hanover Sts., Carlisle

Marker Text: Oldest public building in Carlisle; erection begun, 1757. Here colonists met in 1774 to declare for independence, and George Washington worshipped, 1794. Congregation organized at Meeting House Springs in 1734.

First Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Sunday, June 17, 1984
County: Lancaster
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.03987, -76.3026
Location: 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster

Marker Text: Congregation traces its origin to 1742. The first regular pastor was Rev. John D. Woodhull, Revolutionary patriot. First building completed here in 1770; present edifice dedicated 1851. James Buchanan, 15th President of the U.S., was a member.

First Protest Against Slavery

Dedicated: Saturday, September 08, 1990
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.03003, 75.16496
Location: 5109 Germantown Ave. at Wister St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Here in 1688, at the home of Tunes Kunders, an eloquent protest was written by a group of German Quakers. Signed by Pastorius and three others, it preceded by 92 years Pennsylvania's passage of the nation's first state abolition law.

First Reformed Church

Dedicated: Monday, July 20, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Government & Politics 18th Century, Science & Medicine, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.6922, -75.20918
Location: N. 3rd St. at church, Easton

Marker Text: Congregation organized 1745. This building, enlarged and restored, was erected, 1776. Scene of Indian Treaty, 1777. During the Revolutionary War, it was used as a military hospital.

First Reformed Church

Dedicated: Sunday, May 03, 1992
County: Lancaster
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.03975, -76.3046
Location: 40 E. Orange St., Lancaster

Marker Text: Congregation of German, Swiss, and French settlers was formed about 1729. Log church here, Lancaster's first, 1736. Stone building, 1753; brick church, 1854. Rev. Philip Otterbein, Rev. William Hendel, Dr. Henry Harbaugh were eminent pastors.

First Settlement

Dedicated: 1918
County: Lancaster
Type: Plaque
Categories: Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion, William Penn
Location: US 30 at the Bethany Ave., E end of Paradise

Marker Text: On September 10, 1710, a patent for 2000 acres of land surrounding this spot was granted by William Penn, proprietor of Pennsylvania, to Daniel Fiere and Isaac Lefever. The patentees were from France and were Huguenots. Here they, with their mother...

Frank N.D. Buchman

Dedicated: Saturday, October 19, 1991
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Professions & Vocations, Religion
Location: 772 Main St. (Pa. 29), Pennsburg

Marker Text: World peace advocate, born here. Ordained a Lutheran minister in 1902, Buchman formed the Oxford Group, 1921. He founded Moral Re-Armament, a worldwide movement, 1938. Twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, he was honored by many nations.

Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (1750-1801)

Dedicated: Saturday, April 12, 2008
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
Location: 151 W Main St., Trappe

Marker Text: Member, US House of Representatives from 1789-97. A Federalist, he was its first Speaker and first signer of the Bill of Rights. Ordained a Lutheran minister in 1770, he served as a pastor for nine years. He represented Pa. at the Continental Congress from 1779-80, and became Speaker of the State General Assembly from 1780-83. He presided at the State Convention to ratify the US Constitution in 1787. Muhlenberg resided here, 1781-91.

Freedom Road Cemetery

Dedicated: Saturday, May 15, 1993
County: Lycoming
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Civil War, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 41.2622, -77.0102
Location: T-456 in Loyalsock Twp.

Marker Text: Daniel Hughes, a lumber raftsman on the Susquehanna, lived here, 1854-80. In the years ending with the Civil War, he brought fugitive slaves here from Maryland, protecting them before they continued north via the Underground Railroad. Hughes gave part of his land for a cemetery, and among those buried here are nine known African-American veterans of the Civil War. The cemetery has borne its present name since 1936.

Friedennsstadt

Dedicated: Thursday, June 01, 1922
County: Lawrence
Type: Plaque
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.92429, -80.37971
Location: PA 18 N of Moravia, in virtually same location as 2 Friedenstadt markers

Marker Text: This stone marks the site of the former Moravian Indian village of Languntoutenunk, or Friedensstadt, or city of Peace. Settled by the Moravian Indians in the spring of 1778. The majority of the members of this Mission had formerly belonged to the Mississippi...

Friedenshuetten

Dedicated: Thursday, July 22, 1948
County: Bradford
Type: City
Status: Missing
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
Location: U.S. 6, 1.3 miles SE of Wyalusing

Marker Text: Moravian mission founded at Wyalusing Indian town, 1763, by Zeisberger, who built a model Indian town. Abandoned in 1772, when pastors Ettwein and Roth led some 200 Indians to the mission of Friedensstadt on the Beaver River.

Friedensstadt

Dedicated: Friday, March 12, 1948
County: Lawrence
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.92443, -80.37989
Location: PA 18 (4353 Hwy. 18), near PA 168 junction, N of Moravia [a few meters from marker w/ same title]

Marker Text: Founded 1770 by Christian Delaware Indians brought from upper Allegheny by the Rev. David Zeisberger. Settling on the eastern river-bank on May 3, they moved to the west side about three months later.

Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Friday, December 17, 1954
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 39.95218, -75.14577
Location: Arch St. between 3rd & 4th Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: This meetinghouse was erected in 1804. It is used for Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Meetings of Friends. The ground was first used for burial purposes under patent issued by William Penn in 1701.

Gallitzin Spring

Dedicated: Tuesday, April 01, 1947
County: Blair
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.44576, -78.52648
Location: SR 3012 eastbound (old U.S. 22) 1 mile E of Cresson

Marker Text: The spring opposite here was a favorite stopping place of Prince Gallitzin, noted prince-priest and missionary, who founded the settlement at Loretto in 1792. He was also known as Father Smith. Buried at Loretto, site of his chapel.

Gallitzin Spring

Dedicated: Friday, May 28, 1948
County: Blair
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.44576, -78.52648
Location: SR 3012 westbound (old U.S. 22) 1 mile E of Cresson

Marker Text: The spring opposite here was a favorite stopping place of Prince Gallitzin, noted prince-priest and missionary who founded the settlement at Loretto in 1792. He was also known as Father Smith. Buried at Loretto, site of his chapel.

Gemein Haus

Dedicated: April, 1931
County: Northampton
Type: Plaque
Categories: Early Settlement, Houses & Homesteads, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.6188, 75.381
Location: On front of Gemeinhaus, 66 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Marker Text: Erected in 1741. The first house of worship in BETHLEHEM. Home of clergy among whom were ZINZINDORF - SPANGENBERG - NITSCHMANN - ETTWEIN - SEIDEL. Scene of the Great Wedding July 15, 1749. Place of the only school for the teaching of Indian languages.

Gemeinhaus

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.6188, 75.381
Location: 66 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Marker Text: Erected in 1741. First place of worship in Bethlehem was on the second floor. Count von Zinzendorf had quarters here, 1742. Place of many notable conferences in the Colonial and Revolutionary periods.

George Rosenkrans

Dedicated: Saturday, September 15, 1984
County: Clearfield
Type: City
Categories: Music & Theater, Performers, Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 41.21048, -78.57254
Location: Pa. 255 at Methodist Church, Penfield

Marker Text: Noted band composer (1881-1955) lived most of his life in Penfield and was church organist here. Rosenkrans wrote piano and organ music and hymns, as well as over 200 band numbers. Among his marches are "Triumphant Battalions" and "Our Glorious Flag."

Germantown Meetinghouse

Dedicated: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.049731, -75.184157
Location: 6611 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Built here in 1770 - the first meetinghouse of the Church of the Brethren in the nation. Founded in Germany in 1708, the denomination was entirely transplanted to America by 1750 due to religious persecution. Many early Brethren leaders are buried in the cemetery.

Gloria Dei Church ('Old Swedes')

Dedicated: Friday, December 17, 1954
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9346, 75.1436
Location: 916 Swanson St. at N facade of bldg., near Christian St. & Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Marker Text: Oldest church in Philadelphia. Founded, 1677, by Swedish settlers. This edifice of Swedish architectural design, was erected 1698-1703. The earlier place of worship was a blockhouse.

Gnadenhuetten

Dedicated: Tuesday, May 25, 1971
County: Carbon
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.840735, -75.691269
Location: Penn Street in Lehighton, just north of Boro. Garage

Marker Text: The Moravian mission of this name was built in 1746 to accommodate the growing number of Mohican and Delaware Indian converts. It was the first white settlement in present-day Carbon County. It was burned on November 24, 1755, during a raid by Indians stirred to violence by the French. Victims of the attack are buried in the Lehighton Cemetery near here.

Goshenhoppen

Dedicated: Wednesday, April 30, 1947
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.40268, -75.58588
Location: Pa. 100 (7th & Main Sts.), Bally

Marker Text: Re-named Bally for Father Augustin Bally. The third Roman Catholic mission and first Catholic school in the State were established here in 1743 by Father Theodore Schneider.

Grace Methodist Church

Dedicated: Monday, June 10, 1968
County: Dauphin
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2637, -76.8862
Location: State St. between 2nd & 3rd Sts., Harrisburg

Marker Text: After the state capitol was destroyed by fire on February 2, 1897, this church building became the temporary quarters of the state legislature while the new capitol was being constructed.

Great Shamokin Path

Dedicated: Monday, October 16, 1950
County: Jefferson
Type: Roadside
Categories: French & Indian War, Native American, Paths & Trails, Religion, Transportation
GPS Coordinates: 40.96348, -78.91115
Location: US 119, 4 miles NE of Punxsutawney

Marker Text: This major Indian path, connecting the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, paralleled the present highway at this point. Long used by Native Americans as a thoroughfare for hunting and trade, it was traveled by Delaware and Shawnee warriors during the French and Indian War. Bishop John Ettwein and 200 Indians with their cows used this portion of the route on their way west to Friedensstadt, July 1772.

Groundhog Day

Dedicated: Saturday, September 11, 2004
County: Jefferson
Type: Roadside
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Folklore, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.931282, -78.95768
Location: At Gobbler's Knob, Woodland Ave., 1.2 miles from Route 36, Punxsutawney

Marker Text: As early as 1886, German immigrants here observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog - known as Punxsutawney Phil - leaves its burrow on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The legend is based on a European custom predicting the length of winter by weather conditions on Candlemas, an ancient Christian festival.

Hanover Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, December 10, 1947
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Early Settlement, French & Indian War, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.372, -76.6507
Location: U.S. 22 at Pa. 743, 13.4 miles NE of Harrisburg

Marker Text: About two miles north is the site of this pioneer Presbyterian church founded in 1736. First pastor was Richard Sankey. In the graveyard are buried many first settlers and veterans of frontier wars and the American Revolution.

Harmonist Cemetery

Dedicated: Friday, October 03, 1947
County: Butler
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.80177, -80.1237
Location: Pa. 68 in Harmony

Marker Text: Burial place of Harmonist Society, 1805-15. Graves were not marked. The stone wall was built in 1869, after the Harmonists had returned from Indiana and settled at "Old Economy," in Beaver County.

Harmony

Dedicated: Friday, October 03, 1947
County: Butler
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.80267, -80.12785
Location: Main St. at Mercer St. in Harmony

Marker Text: First home of Harmony Society, founded 1804, by George Rapp and German followers. In 1814 moved to New Harmony, Indiana, and settled at Economy in present Ambridge, Beaver County, in 1825.

Harmony Mennonites

Dedicated: Friday, October 03, 1947
County: Butler
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.80927, -80.12942
Location: U.S. 19 N of Zelienople

Marker Text: Church organized 1816 by Abraham Ziegler, purchaser of the Harmonist property. The Rev. John Boyer was the first pastor. Present stone church built 1825.

Harmony Society Cemetery

Dedicated: Monday, December 02, 1963
County: Beaver
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.59304, -80.23217
Location: Church St., center of cemetery, Ambridge

Marker Text: On this site are buried 594 members and workers of the Harmony Society, the people of Old Economy.

Harmony Society Church

Dedicated: Monday, September 11, 1967
County: Beaver
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.59605, -80.23218
Location: Church St. near Creese St., Ambridge

Marker Text: Constructed, 1828-1831, with bricks made by the Society members, this is the second building erected for worship. It is believed designed by Frederick Rapp. The spiritual life of the Society centered here.

Harriet A. Baker

Dedicated: Friday, May 04, 1990
County: Lehigh
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.60095, -75.4641
Location: 410 Union St., Allentown

Marker Text: This African-American evangelist opened a mission about 1900 at 738 North Penn Street, where she preached until her death. In 1914 her mission became the first home of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, which was built at this location in 1936.

Harrisburg Cemetery

Dedicated: Sunday, September 30, 1990
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Government & Politics, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2695, -76.8722
Location: NE corner, 13th & State Sts., Harrisburg

Marker Text: This 35-acre cemetery, chartered by the Commonwealth and opened in 1845, is the oldest and largest in the capital city. It is noted for its ornate statuary, original caretaker's house designed by A.J. Downing, and late Victorian landscape architecture. More than 30,000 persons are interred here, including Revolutionary War dead, Pennsylvania Governors, and others of local, State, and national renown.

Haverford Meeting House

Dedicated: Tuesday, September 24, 1946
County: Delaware
Type: City
Status: Missing
Categories: Houses & Homesteads, Religion
Location: U.S. 30 bypass near Haverford

Marker Text: A center for Friends' activities since 1684. The meeting house, later enlarged, and remodeled in 1800, stands a short distance up this road.

Haym Salomon

Dedicated: Sunday, September 07, 1997
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Ethnic & Immigration, Military, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9513, -75.14847
Location: 45 N. 5th St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Financier of the Revolution. Came to America ca. 1772. Imprisoned by British, 1776 and 1778. Lived in Philadelphia, 1778-85; active in its Jewish community. A broker, he lent money heavily to support the war. Never repaid, he himself died in debt.

Heckewelder House

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: Houses & Homesteads, Native American, Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 40.6206, -75.3812
Location: 67 W. Market St., Bethlehem

Marker Text: One-half block south, stands the home of John Heckewelder, famed Indian missionary and interpreter, author of works on American Indians. House was erected in 1810.

Henry A. Muhlenberg

Dedicated: Friday, February 16, 1951
County: Berks
Type: City
Categories: Government & Politics, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.33523, -75.9297
Location: 400 Penn St., Reading

Marker Text: Pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church from 1803 to 1829; member of Congress, 1829-38; first U.S. Minister to Austria; candidate for governor of Pennsylvania at the time of death in 1844. His home was on this site.

Henry L. Phillips

Dedicated: N/A
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.94192, -75.15563
Location: 620 S. 8th St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Baptized a Catholic, reared a Moravian, and ordained an Episcopal priest, Phillips transformed the Church of the Crucifixion into a Black cultural center, known for its social outreach. He was a founder, American Negro Historical Society.

Henry O. Tanner

Dedicated: Saturday, January 19, 1991
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Artists, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.987693, -75.181181
Location: 2908 W. Diamond St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: While living here, Tanner studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His earlier works portrayed the ordinary lives of African-Americans. After moving to Paris, Tanner painted religious subjects and won international acclaim.

Herr House

Dedicated: Friday, May 14, 1971
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9897, -76.26707
Location: U.S. 222 at Hans Herr Dr., West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster

Marker Text: Three quarters of a mile south on the side road is the stone house built in 1719 by Christian Herr, son of Hans Herr, founder, in 1710, of the first Mennonite community in this area. It is the oldest building this far west in Pennsylvania.

Hill Church

Dedicated: Friday, January 07, 1949
County: Washington
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Religion
Location: U.S. 19, 5 miles NE of Washington

Marker Text: Founded in 1776 by Rev. John McMillan, who served as its pastor until his death in 1833. The pioneer Presbyterian church in the region. Woodrow Wilson's father was once a pastor here.

Historic Fallsington

Dedicated: Saturday, June 03, 1961
County: Bucks
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 40.183611, -74.82036
Location: SR 2020 (Tyburn Rd.) at SR 2026 (New Falls Road), Fallingston

Marker Text: One of the first places settled in Pennsylvania, this village has retained a great many of the fine houses of its provincial period. The Friends Meeting organization 1683 was attended by William Penn in 1701. The original building of 1692 stood near the site of the present Friends Meetinghouse.

Historic Fallsington

Dedicated: Saturday, June 03, 1961
County: Bucks
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, Religion, William Penn
Location: U.S. 1 at intersection LR 09136, south side of highway

Marker Text: One of the places first settled in Pennsylvania, this village has retained a great many of the fine houses of its provincial period. The Friends Meeting organized in 1683 was attended by William Penn in 1701. The original building of 1692 stood near the site of the present Friends meetinghouse.

Historic Fallsington

Dedicated: Saturday, June 03, 1961
County: Bucks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, Religion, William Penn
Location: Business US 1 at SR 2020 (Tyburn Rd.)

Marker Text: One of the places first settled in Pennsylvania, this village has retained a great many of the fine houses of its provincial period. The Friends Meeting organized in 1683 was attended by William Penn in 1701. The original building of 1692 stood near the site of the present Friends Meetinghouse.

Holy Trinity

Dedicated: Sunday, June 15, 1975
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.0377, -76.30337
Location: 31 S. Duke St., Lancaster

Marker Text: Founded in 1730. A session for an Indian treaty was held in the original church building in 1762. The present edifice was dedicated in 1766. Here are interred the remains of Thomas Wharton (1778) and Gov. Thomas Mifflin (1800).

Hosanna Meeting House

Dedicated: Saturday, May 09, 1992
County: Chester
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Houses & Homesteads, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 39.8115, 75.9253
Location: Old U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) N of Lincoln University campus, Lower Oxford Twp.

Marker Text: Founded by free Blacks who had settled in this area, it was first known as the "African Meeting House." Formally organized in 1843 as an African Union Methodist Protestant church. A station stop on the Underground Railroad, its many visitors included Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.

Indian Hannah (1730-1802)

Dedicated: September, 1925
County: Chester
Type: Plaque
Categories: Government & Politics 18th Century, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8724, 75.6687
Location: PA 52 (E side), .2 mile N of junction US 1, Kennett Square

Marker Text: The last of the Indians in Chester County was born in the vale about 300 yards to the east on the land of the protector of her people the Quaker assemblyman WILLIAM WEBB. Her mother was Indian Sarah and her grandmother Indian Jane of the Unami group...

Ira D. Sankey

Dedicated: Friday, March 19, 1948
County: Lawrence
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Performers, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.01425, -80.43675
Location: PA 551 at post office, Edinburg

Marker Text: Famous singing evangelist, fellow-worker with Dwight L. Moody in Europe and America, was born Aug. 28, 1840, at Edinburg, in a house since removed. He died in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 13, 1908.

Isaac Leeser

Dedicated: Monday, September 28, 1998
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Publishing & Journalism, Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 39.9608, 75.2307
Location: Market St. between 54th & 55th, Philadelphia

Marker Text: The eminent Jewish leader is buried here. Minister, Congregation Mikveh Israel, 1829-1850. Founder of the influential journal, The Occident, 1840; its publisher until 1868. A teacher and scholar, he translated the Hebrew Bible into English, 1853.

Isaac Long Barn

Dedicated: Thursday, June 16, 1960
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.09082, -76.28025
Location: Off Pa. 272 (Oregon Pike) at Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster

Marker Text: The United Brethren in Christ, and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, trace their origin to the joint efforts of Rev. Philip W. Otterbein of the German Reformed Church and Martin Boehm, a Mennonite preacher, at a revival held here about 1767. The barn stands a mile and a half to the north.

Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery

Dedicated: Sunday, May 12, 2002
County: Franklin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Civil War, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9336, -76.3441
Location: 361 East Washington Street, Chambersburg

Marker Text: Consecrated in 1844, this cemetery provided a place for Jews to be properly buried under the requirements of Judaic law. Founded by Chevrah Kaddishah (Holy Burial Society), it is the first Jewish cemetery west of Philadelphia formed during a period of great westward migration in the mid-19th century. Jewish residents of the area are buried here, as is Isaac Burgauer, the only southern Jewish casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg interred in a northern Jewish cemetery.

Israel Goldstein

Dedicated: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
County: Philadelphia
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Education, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics 20th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.949708, -75.167543
Location: 200 block of South 16th Street, Philadelphia - MISSING

Marker Text: Born & educated in this city, this leader of the Zionist movement, author, and conservative rabbi presided over many organizations, including the Jewish Nation Fund (1933-43), Zionist Organization of America (1943-61), & American Jewish Congress (1951-58), and was a founder of Brandeis College. He moved to Israel in 1961.

Ivy Mills

Dedicated: Tuesday, September 04, 2001
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: Business & Industry, Government & Politics 18th Century, Mills, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8856, 75.4849
Location: 109 Ivy Mill Road at Polecat Road, Glen Mills

Marker Text: A pioneer in this area's industrial and religious development, Thomas Willcox built a paper mill here on the West Branch of Chester Creek in 1729. It became a major supplier to the print shop of Benjamin Franklin; by 1776 it was supplying paper for the currency of the colonies and Continental Congress and was operated by Willcox's descendants until 1866. An early Catholic mission was established on the property.

Jacob Albright

Dedicated: Wednesday, June 07, 1967
County: Lebanon
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.30244, -76.24527
Location: Pa. 897 near Main & Shad Sts., Kleinfeltersville

Marker Text: The son of German immigrants, Jacob Albright (1759-1808) founded the Evangelical Association, preached to poor farmers, and rose to become Bishop in the Methodist Church. His grave is nearby at Albright Memorial Church.

James M. Thoburn

Dedicated: Monday, November 18, 1946
County: Crawford
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.64402, -80.13117
Location: Pa. 77 at E end of Meadville

Marker Text: Methodist missionary to India, south Asia, and the Philippines, 1859 to 1908. Upon retirement he lived in Meadville until his death in 1922. He is buried in Greendale Cemetery.

John McMillan

Dedicated: Friday, January 07, 1949
County: Washington
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.24192, -80.17808
Location: US 19 near Rt. 519, S of Canonsburg

Marker Text: First Presbyterian missioner in this area, 1775. Founder of Hill Church, 1776, and of Western Theological Seminary and Jefferson College. Died in 1833, after sixty years in the ministry, and is buried in the churchyard.

John Walter

Dedicated: Saturday, March 01, 1947
County: Lebanon
Type: Roadside
Categories: Music & Theater, Publishing & Journalism, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.40238, -76.54155
Location: Old U.S. 22 W of Ono at cemetery

Marker Text: Co-laborer of Jacob Albright in founding of Evangelical Church, born 1791, died 1818, is buried in this cemetery. An effective preacher and hymn writer, he published the first songbook for his church.

John Wanamaker (1838-1922)

Dedicated: Saturday, July 11, 1998
County: Philadelphia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Business & Industry, Education, Entrepreneurs, Government & Politics 19th Century, Invention, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.951532, -75.162988
Location: Juniper & S. Penn St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Philadelphia merchant, famed for the department stores bearing his name. In 1861 he opened his first store. He built his "new kind of store" here in 1876 and implemented new concepts including the one-price system & money-back guarantee. Active in public life, he built schools, churches, and missions in this and other nations. As U.S. Postmaster General, 1889-93, he fostered rural free delivery and introduced the commemorative stamp.

Johnson House (The)

Dedicated: Thursday, June 01, 1995
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Houses & Homesteads, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 40.0434, 75.1811
Location: 6306 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Built in 1768 for John Johnson. This was home to three generations of a Quaker family who worked to abolish slavery and improve living conditions for freed African Americans. In the 1850s this house was a station on the Underground Railroad. Here and in smaller buildings on the property, men and women escaping slavery found shelter in their way to freedom.

Joseph Simon (1712-1804)

Dedicated: Friday, May 12, 2006
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Exploration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.03949, -76.30601
Location: W Orange & N Queen Sts., Lancaster

Marker Text: Jewish pioneer and merchant, Simon played a significant role in the development of central and western PA. He participated in expeditions as far as the Mississippi, and helped establish Lancaster as a center for exploration, trade & settlement. During the American Revolution, Simon supplied the Continental Army with arms and equipment. Simon's home near here was one of the first centers of Jewish worship west of Philadelphia.

Joseph Smith

Dedicated: Thursday, May 15, 1947
County: Susquehanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 41.96588, -75.74065
Location: US 11 near I-81 interchange, between Great Bend & Hallstead

Marker Text: Founder of Mormonism, once lived a few miles East of here prior to 1830. Much of the translation of the "Golden Plates" for the Book of Mormon is said to have been done there. Site now owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Joseph Smith

Dedicated: Tuesday, March 30, 1948
County: Susquehanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion, Writers
Location: PA 171 at cemetery, near Skinner Rd., W of Oakland

Marker Text: The founder of Mormonism lived in this vicinity about 1825-29. His infant son is buried in this cemetery. Much of the translation of the "Golden Plates" for the Book of Mormon was done at a house nearby.

Joshua Pusey

Dedicated: Saturday, March 27, 1993
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: Business & Industry, Civil War, Invention, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9236, 75.4434
Location: #11 N. Middletown Rd. (Pa. 352), Lima

Marker Text: In 1892, inventor Pusey received a U.S. patent for the paper matchbook. Three years later he sold his patent to the Diamond Match Company, and soon millions of matchbooks were being produced each year. A Civil War veteran and longtime Philadelphia attorney, Pusey was awarded nearly 40 patents during his life. Descendant of an old Quaker family, he lived here at "Maple Linden" after 1889.

Kahal Kodosh Mikveh Israel

Dedicated: 1991
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.953229, -75.14594
Location: Cherry at Orianna St., between 3rd & 4th Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: In 1782 this congregation built Philadelphia's first synagogue at this site. Established about 1740, it had first worshiped in rented quarters here. The congregation built a larger synagogue 1824, and has been elsewhere in the city since 1860.

Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Dedicated: Saturday, October 02, 2004
County: Bucks
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Education, Native American, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.0731, 74.9577
Location: 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem

Marker Text: Catholic religious founder and missionary. She used her family’s fortune to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans. She professed her vows in 1891, founded her own order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and directed it for over 40 years. Drexel’s ministries addressed social inequities and provided quality education to minorities at schools like Holy Providence School here. She was canonized in 2000.

Kelpius Community

Dedicated: Saturday, April 17, 2004
County: Philadelphia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Ethnic & Immigration, Native American, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 40.0251, 75.2009
Location: Hermit Lane near Henry Ave., Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Marker Text: In 1694, German mystic Johannes Kelpius and his followers established a community near here in response to William Penn’s offer of religious freedom. Members of the “Hermits of the Wissahickon” produced poetry and music, practiced astronomy and botany, and made an early pipe organ, as they awaited the millenium. They welcomed all ethnic groups and Native Americans. The community gradually dissolved after Kelpius died in 1708.

Lawunakhannek

Dedicated: Tuesday, July 29, 1947
County: Forest
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.58643, -79.40387
Location: U.S. 62, .2 mile N of East Hickory

Marker Text: Name of Indian mission near here, at which the first Protestant church building west of the Allegheny Mountains was built by Zeisberger in 1769. Term is Delaware word meaning "northerly stream place."

Lebanon County

Dedicated: Wednesday, October 06, 1982
County: Lebanon
Type: City
Categories: Agriculture, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.33258, -76.42386
Location: County-Municipal Bldg., 400 S. 8th St., Lebanon

Marker Text: Formed on February 16, 1813 from Dauphin and Lancaster counties. Named for old Lebanon Township, originally created 1729. Lebanon, county seat, is dated from 1740. Early settlers began the building of a rich agricultural and religious heritage.

Lincoln Cemetery

Dedicated: Tuesday, June 21, 1994
County: Dauphin
Type: City
Categories: African American, Civil War, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.28, -76.8447
Location: 30th Street & Booser Ave., Penbrook

Marker Text: A landmark of central Pennsylvania's African American history. Established in 1827 by Wesley Union A.M.E. Zion Church. Among those buried here are T. Morris Chester, William Howard Day, Catherine McClintock, and at least 20 veterans of the Civil War.

Linden Hall

Dedicated: Wednesday, April 09, 1980
County: Lancaster
Type: City
Categories: Education, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.1564, -76.30157
Location: Pa. 772 (E. Main St.) at school in Lititz

Marker Text: Oldest girls' resident school in the United States. Founded in 1746 by the Moravian Church. Originally a day school, it has since 1794 drawn boarding students from a wide area. The school was chartered under its present name in 1863.

Lititz

Dedicated: N/A
County: Lancaster
Type: City
Categories: Cities & Towns, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.15807, -76.30747
Location: PA 501 near Rt. 772 intersection, at Lititz Spring Park, Lititz

Marker Text: Settled during 1740s, Moravians established here a "Land Gemeine," or country congregation in 1756. It was named by Count Zinzendorf after a Bohemian town which sheltered persecuted Moravians in 1456.

Log College

Dedicated: Sunday, October 26, 2008
County: Bucks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.21481, 75.09941
Location: Between 800 and 886 N York Rd. (PA 263), near Tennyson Dr., across from Log College Manor, Warminster

Marker Text: Built by Rev. William Tennent c. 1735, it was the first academy in America for the training of Presbyterian ministers and the first college in Pa. A number of notable revivalist preachers and educators graduated from this rustic school before it closed upon Tennent’s death in 1746. Soon after, several Log College graduates helped establish Princeton University in New Jersey. Many other colleges trace their roots to this early institution.

Loretto

Dedicated: Tuesday, June 29, 1948
County: Cambria
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Iron & Steel, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.50851, -78.64423
Location: 2000 block of Manor Rd. (SR 1005) at St. Francis, Loretto

Marker Text: Founded 1799 by the prince-priest Demetrius Gallitzin. Here he began in 1800 the first school in the area, a forerunner of Saint Francis College, chartered in 1858. Catholic cultural center. Charles M. Schwab, steel king, had his home here.

Loretto

Dedicated: Tuesday, August 19, 1947
County: Cambria
Type: Roadside
Categories: Business & Industry, Religion
Location: US 22 and PA 276 West of Cresson

Marker Text: This village, 3.5 miles NW of here, was founded 1799 by Prince Gallitzin as a Catholic colony. The site of the priest -missioner's grave is here. Charles Schwab, steel king, had his home in Loretto, and is buried here.

Lower Marsh Creek Church

Dedicated: Thursday, July 15, 1948
County: Adams
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.81061, -77.3211
Location: PA 116 & SR 3013 (Knoxlyn Rd.), 4 miles W of Gettysburg

Marker Text: Present building erected 1790 by a Presbyterian congregation dating from 1748. Later remodeled, its exterior preserves much of the old-style design.

Lucretia C. Mott

Dedicated: Wednesday, May 01, 1974
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Civil Rights, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Religion, Underground Railroad, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.06442, -75.13548
Location: Pa. 611 N of Cheltenham Ave., Elkins Park

Marker Text: Nearby stood "Roadside," the home of the ardent Quakeress, Lucretia C. Mott (1793-1880). Her most notable work was in connection with antislavery, women's rights, temperance and peace.

Marshall College

Dedicated: Friday, May 01, 1953
County: Franklin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8283, -76.1005
Location: PA 16 at entrance to Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg

Marker Text: Used the Theological Seminary building. Was chartered, 1836; removed to Lancaster, 1853, and united with Franklin College. First president was Dr. Frederick A. Rauch, famed scholar, educator, and author of textbook on psychology.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dedicated: Saturday, January 14, 1984
County: Delaware
Type: City
Categories: African American, Civil Rights, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8373, 75.3779
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 1616 W. 2nd St. (Pa. 291), Chester

Marker Text: King lived three years in this community and ministered under the mentorship of J. Pius Barbour. He graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary, 1951. A leader of the 1963 March on Washington, King won a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dedicated: Monday, July 27, 1992
County: Delaware
Type: City
Categories: African American, Civil Rights, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8559, 75.3709
Location: Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Blvd., Upland

Marker Text: Minister & civil rights leader. Here at Crozer Theological Seminary, he earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree, 1951. King's three years here were a key period in shaping his philosophy of nonviolent social change. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.

Masonic Temple

Dedicated: Monday, November 30, 1964
County: Franklin
Type: City
Status: Missing
Categories: Religion
Location: S 2nd St. (northbound) near E. Queen St., Chambersburg

Marker Text: Built 1823-1824. Oldest Pennsylvania building erected solely for Masonic use and now used exclusively for that purpose. Spared when Confederates burned town on July 30, 1864.

Mercy Hospital

Dedicated: Friday, May 27, 1994
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: Education, Professions & Vocations, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.43665, -79.98489
Location: 1400 Locust St., Pittsburgh

Marker Text: Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Mercy as Pittsburgh's first hospital. Medical internships began in 1848, and the nursing school in 1893. This was the first Mercy hospital worldwide, caring for all patients, especially the community's poor.

Merion Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Friday, September 15, 1967
County: Montgomery
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 40.0093, -75.25418
Location: 651 Montgomery Ave., Narberth

Marker Text: Continuously used since its erection in 1695 by Quakers, this Meeting House is thought to have been visited by William Penn. Welsh carpenters are believed responsible for its highly unusual cruciform architecture.

Middle Spring Church

Dedicated: Monday, November 06, 1950
County: Cumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.08162, -77.54112
Location: SR 4001 (old PA 696), 2.6 miles N of Shippensburg

Marker Text: Founded 1738 by pioneer Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. Until 1781, the church was at the old cemetery which is about one-tenth mile NW from here. Present church built, 1847; parsonage built, 1855.

Mikveh Israel Cemetery

Dedicated: N/A
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9464, -75.1564
Location: Spruce St. between Schell & Darien Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded 1740. Notables buried here include Nathan Levy, whose ship brought the Liberty Bell to America; Haym Salomon, Revolutionary patriot; the Gratz family; and Aaron Levy, founder of Aaronsburg.

Mingo Creek Church

Dedicated: Friday, March 04, 1994
County: Washington
Type: Roadside
Categories: Military, Religion, Whiskey Rebellion
GPS Coordinates: 40.23007, -79.99583
Location: SR 88 & Mingo Church Rd., 2 miles S of Finleyville

Marker Text: This area has been called the cradle of the Whiskey Rebellion. Here in the 1790s, a log Presbyterian meetinghouse stood near the site of the present church. Used by the Mingo Creek Society after its formation in February 1794, it became a nerve center for protest against the whiskey excise tax. Society members were active in militia musters held on these grounds; some are now buried in the churchyard.

Monongahela College

Dedicated: Sunday, May 08, 1960
County: Greene
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
Location: Pa. 188 in Jefferson at Green & Pine Sts.

Marker Text: This was first Baptist college in western Pennsylvania. It was begun by Ten Mile Baptist Assn. in 1867, opened in 1869, and in 1871 chartered by legislature. Operated 1869-1888; reopened 1890 and finally closed 1894. College building, erected 1871, lies 300 yards north of marker.

Moravian Archives

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Education, Native American, Religion
Location: 41 W Locust St., Bethlehem, at Archives Bldg.

Marker Text: Repository for a very valuable collection of manuscripts and rare books on Moravian work among the Indians and pioneer settlers, and on original art and musuc of the Colonial period.

Moravian Cemetery

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.62062, -75.37988
Location: W. Market St. at cemetery, Bethlehem

Marker Text: Used as a burial place, 1742-1910. Site selected and consecrated by Count von Zinzendorf. Only flat gravestones were permitted. Here are the graves of persons of various nationalities and races.

Moravian Community

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.61918, -75.382
Location: Main St. at Church, Bethlehem

Marker Text: Community organized June 25, 1742. The oldest buildings are on West Church Street. Those marked are: Gemeinhaus, Sisters' House, Bell House, Brothers' House, and Old Chapel.

Moravian Gemeinhaus

Dedicated: Sunday, March 01, 1953
County: Lancaster
Type: City
Categories: Education, Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.15528, -76.29495
Location: NE corner, Main (Pa. 772) & Elm Sts., Lititz

Marker Text: Built in 1746 by the Moravians as Church, Parsonage, and School. It stood 125 yards to the north, on the elevation on this side of Carter's Run.

Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, March 19, 1991
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 39.94298, -75.15198
Location: 6th & Lombard Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded on ground purchased by Richard Allen in 1787, this congregation is the mother church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. The present structure, erected 1889, replaces three earlier churches on this site.

Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin (1810-1892)

Dedicated: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
County: Susquehanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Religion, Women
Location: Turnpike St. (SR 1013) & Broad Ave., Susquehanna Depot

Marker Text: The first American-born African American Catholic nun in the nation and charter member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of religious women of color in the world. In 1845 she helped found the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Michigan. At the request of Bishop John Neumann of Philadelphia, she established an IHM community in Susquehanna County and Laurel Hill Academy, in operation here until 1923.

Muhlenberg House

Dedicated: Thursday, April 28, 1960
County: Montgomery
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Religion
Location: 201 Main St. (old U.S. 422), Trappe

Marker Text: In this house Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, great Lutheran leader, lived from 1776 until his death in 1787. His son Peter Muhlenberg, a noted general of the American Revolution, lived here 1783-1802.

Nazareth

Dedicated: Friday, November 18, 1966
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Categories: Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.74247, -75.30683
Location: Pa. 191 (E. Center St.) opposite N. Pine St. at Whitefield House, Nazareth

Marker Text: Moravian settlers arrived here in 1740 from a failing colony in Georgia. Bishop August B. Spangenberg led an experiment in communal living, called the "Great Economy," 1745-1765. It was designed to support Christian missionaries to the Indians.

New Goschenhoppen Reformed Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, August 26, 1952
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
Location: SR 1042 (Church Rd.), W of East Greenville

Marker Text: Organized as a congregation in 1727 with George Michael Weiss as first pastor. Of the Reformed Churches in the U. S., it has the oldest existing register. Ancestors of Gov. John S. Fisher are among the many pioneer settlers buried in the first churchyard.

New Hanover Lutheran Church

Dedicated: Friday, September 08, 1950
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.29793, -75.58173
Location: Swamp Pike (county highway), at Lutheran Rd., near Gilbertsville Golf Course, .2 mile SE of New Hanover

Marker Text: The first German Lutheran Church in America; organized by Daniel Falckner about 1700. From 1742 to 1761 Henry Melchior Muhlenberg served as pastor. Present building, one-quarter mile NE, was erected in 1767.

Nicholas Dupuy (1682-1762)

Dedicated: N/A
County: Monroe
Type: Plaque
Categories: Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.01214, -75.11094
Location: River Rd. (SR 2028) & Hollow Rd. (SR 2023), Shawnee

Marker Text: The first settler of Shawnee in 1727, purchased 3,000 acres of land, including the Island of Shawno and Manwalamink, from the Minsi Indians. He was a grandson of Nicholas Dupuy and his wife Catherine De Vos, Huguenot refugees from Antois France, who with...

Northkill Amish

Dedicated: Friday, June 26, 1959
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.51207, -76.11982
Location: Old U.S. 22, 1 mile W of Shartlesville

Marker Text: The first organized Amish Mennonite congregation in America. Established by 1740. Disbanded following Indian attack, September 29, 1757, in which a Provincial soldier and three members of the Jacob Hochstetler family were killed near this point.

Old Chapel

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.61917, -75.3812
Location: Heckewelder Pl. near W Church St., at site, Bethlehem

Marker Text: The second place of worship, 1751-1806. Here many noted persons of the American Revolution heard early Moravian music and the Gospel. Prominent clergy were Bishops Nitschmann, Spangenberg, de Watteville, and Ettwein.

Old Economy

Dedicated: N/A
County: Beaver
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.59565, -80.23218
Location: Pa. 65 in Ambridge, across from site

Marker Text: Third and last home, 1825-1905, of the Harmony Society, religious community founded by George Rapp in 1805. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Old Economy Memorial

Dedicated: N/A
County: Beaver
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.59585, -80.23373
Location: Old Economy, 13th & Church Sts., Ambridge

Marker Text: Maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as a State memorial to the Harmony Society, organized February 15, 1805, dissolved December 15, 1905. These buildings erected 1824-1831, comprise a portion of the third settlement by the society. 1st Settlement - Harmony, Butler Co., Pa., 1804-15. 2nd Settlement - New Harmony, Posey Co., Ind., 1814-25. 3rd Settlement - Economy, Beaver Co., Pa., 1824-1905.

Old Haverford Friends' Meeting

Dedicated: Friday, October 24, 1975
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 39.991, 75.3048
Location: SR 1005 (E. Eagle Rd.) at St. Denis Ave., Havertown

Marker Text: This site has been a center for Friends' activities since 1684. The older section of the present structure, since remodeled, was built in 1700 as an addition to the original log meeting house where William Penn worshipped in the eleventh month, 1699.

Old Log Church

Dedicated: Sunday, September 01, 1974
County: Bedford
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.04932, -78.65545
Location: Lincoln Hwy. (US 30), near Cemetery Rd., just W of Schellsburg

Marker Text: On land granted by John Schell for the purpose of erecting a union church, construction of this primitive log church building was begun in 1806 by the Reformed and Lutheran Congregations of this area.

Old Salem Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, June 11, 1968
County: Dauphin
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2593, -76.8797
Location: Chestnut St. between 2nd & 3rd Sts., Harrisburg

Marker Text: Standing on land granted for religious purposes in 1785 by John Harris, this church was erected, 1822. It replaced one built of logs in 1787, the first church structure in present-day Harrisburg.

Old St. Luke's Church

Dedicated: Saturday, July 14, 2001
County: Allegheny
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, French & Indian War, Military, Religion, Whiskey Rebellion
GPS Coordinates: 40.38449, -80.09067
Location: 330 Old Washington Pike, Scott Twp.

Marker Text: Oldest Episcopal Church in southwestern Pennsylvania, founded after the French & Indian War by veteran Maj. William Lea on his land grant. Francis Reno was the first vicar. Church members included Gen. John Neville, the unpopular tax collector in 1794 Whiskey Rebellion that disrupted the area and unsettled the congregation. Renewed interest in1852 led to this stone church, with its 1823 English Pipe organ, the first brought over the Alleghenies.

Old Swedish Burial Ground

Dedicated: Saturday, May 15, 1954
County: Delaware
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8472, 75.3584
Location: 3rd St., E of Ave. of the States

Marker Text: Site of first St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1702. The grave of John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is located just south of here.

Oley Moravians

Dedicated: Saturday, August 28, 1948
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.37348, -75.77713
Location: Memorial Hwy. (PA 622), near Mine Ln., 1 mile S of Oley

Marker Text: A building erected about 1748 by Moravians, for use as a church and school, stands on the side road, about 1.5 miles away. They conducted a boarding school here, 1745-51; and built a later schoolhouse, since demolished, in 1776.

One Red Rose

Dedicated: N/A
County: Lebanon
Type: Plaque
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.38225, -76.26309
Location: On church at old US 422 between SR 2019 & Berks County line, Myerstown

Marker Text: One red rose is annually paid by Trinity Reformed Church to the heirs of Casper Wistar, of Philadelphia, who in 1738 gave one hundred acres of land for church purposes. The congregation was formed by Reformed families among the Tulpehocken settlers...

Paxton Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, December 03, 1947
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.263, -76.8317
Location: At church on Paxtang Ave., near Sharon St., Paxtang

Marker Text: Organized as a congregation in 1732 with William Bertram as first pastor. The second pastor was the famed "Fighting Parson," John Elder. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., William Maclay and other notables of this region.

Paxton Church

Dedicated: Friday, December 19, 1947
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2587, -76.8273
Location: 3700 block Derry St. near Wilhelm Rd., Paxtang

Marker Text: A short way from here is early 18th century Paxton Church. The first pastor was installed in 1732. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., founder of Harrisburg, Senator William Maclay, and many other eminent leaders.

Peace Church

Dedicated: Monday, August 04, 1947
County: Cumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.23169, -76.95499
Location: Pa. 641 (Trindle Rd.) at St. John's Rd. W of Camp Hill

Marker Text: Present building erected in 1798 by a Reformed congregation. Half-interest obtained in 1806 by a Lutheran congregation; in joint use until 1866. Kept in its original form; used for special services.

Peace Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, May 25, 1948
County: Cumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.23757, -76.96156
Location: Carlisle Pike (SR 1010) at St. John's Rd., 1.2 miles W. of Camp Hill

Marker Text: Present building erected in 1798 by a Reformed congregation. Half-interest obtained in 1806 by a Lutheran congregation; in joint use until 1866. Kept in its original form; used annually by St. John's Lutheran. A half-mile away.

Pennsdale Meeting

Dedicated: Thursday, May 01, 1947
County: Lycoming
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.2432, -76.7979
Location: Junction SR 2051 (former LR 41054) & township road (former LR 41154) near Pennsdale

Marker Text: The Friends Meeting House opposite was built in 1799. It was erected to provide a place of worship for the numerous Quaker settlers of this region.

Pennsylvania

Dedicated: Tuesday, January 01, 2008
County: Susquehanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: Government & Politics 17th Century, Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 42.1475, 75.7994
Location: Lackawanna Trail (US 11), N of Great Bend, near NY state line

Marker Text: Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

Pennsylvania Chatauqua, The

Dedicated: Saturday, August 03, 2002
County: Lebanon
Type: Roadside
Categories: Artists, Education, Science & Medicine, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.24829, -76.47127
Location: Pa. Route 117 and Carnegie Ave., Mt. Gretna

Marker Text: One of over 200 Chautauquas created as part of a late 19th , early 20th C. movement that began in 1874 at Lake Chatauqua, NY. It grew to include many programs in the arts, sciences and religion and sought to educate people of all social standings. The PA Chautauqua opened here in 1892 on land that was later purchased from industrialist Robert Coleman; over time a number of public buildings were constructed to further its mission.

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Dedicated: Friday, October 16, 1998
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Science & Medicine, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.0429, -76.30512
Location: North Duke & Walnut Streets, Lancaster

Marker Text: Founded April 11, 1848, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church on this site. Its purpose was to foster the advancement of medical knowledge, relieve suffering, and promote the health of the community. Samuel Humes, M.D. of Lancaster was the first president.

Philip P. Bliss

Dedicated: Monday, May 12, 1947
County: Bradford
Type: Roadside
Categories: Performers, Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 41.864224, -76.335272
Location: Pa. 187 in Rome Borough at cemetery, across from church.

Marker Text: The great singing evangelist and gospel song writer lived and taught school at one time in Bradford County. The cemetery monument was built by Sunday School gifts from England and U.S. after his death in 1876.

Philip P. Bliss

Dedicated: Tuesday, May 27, 1947
County: Clearfield
Type: Roadside
Categories: Agriculture, Business & Industry, Music & Theater, Performers, Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 41.24017, -78.54666
Location: Pa. 255, 2.2 miles NE of Penfield

Marker Text: The great singing evangelist and gospel song writer was born July 9, 1838, in a log house which stood a little distance from here. He lived and worked on the farm and in nearby lumber camps until the age of 16.

Pilger Ruh

Dedicated: Saturday, April 22, 1950
County: Berks
Type: Roadside
Categories: Environment, Native American, Paths & Trails, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.51327, -76.33735
Location: Bethel Rd. (PA 501) at Pilger Ruh Rd., N of Bethel near Schuylkill Co. line

Marker Text: "Pilgrim's rest" was the name given to this spring on the Tulpehocken Path by Count Zinzendorf, the Moravian missionary, on his journey to the Indian towns of Shamokin and Wyoming in 1742.

Pine Creek Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Friday, February 25, 1949
County: Lycoming
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.2042, 77.2659
Location: Allegheny St. (SR 3028 / old US 220), Jersey Shore

Marker Text: Just south along Pine Creek was the site of the first Presbyterian Church in this area, organized in 1792. It was the ancestor of the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, organized in 1851.

Pittsburgh Platform

Dedicated: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.4509, 80.0019
Location: Stockton Ave. at Concordia Club, East Park (north side), Pittsburgh

Marker Text: This defining document of American Reform Judaism was signed by eighteen rabbis at the Concordia Club near here, November, 1885. The 8-point statement encouraged ecumenical dialogue, emphasized the progressive nature of Reform Judaism, and identified Judaism as a religion.

Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse

Dedicated: Sunday, May 15, 1955
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, George Washington, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.10272, -75.27882
Location: Germantown Pike (old U.S. 422) & Butler Pike at Plymouth Meeting

Marker Text: In continuous use as a house of worship since about 1708, it served as a hospital and campsite for Washington's forces on way to Valley Forge. Eastern wing, added in 1780, replaced original log school. Site was a center of activity during Abolition Movement.

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Dedicated: Saturday, July 01, 1989
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.95213, -75.14543
Location: Arch St. near 3rd St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Here, in its first General Assembly held May 21-24, 1789, the Presbyterian denomination in America was formally organized on a national basis. This took place in the city's Second Presbyterian Church, which was at this site from 1750 to 1837.

Pulaski's Banner

Dedicated: Saturday, October 12, 1974
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Military, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.62062, -75.38002
Location: W. Market St. between Heckewelder Pl. and New St., at Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem

Marker Text: While Pulaski guarded this area in 1778, the Moravian women made a banner which his cavalry bore until he died at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. The banner was later immortalized in a poem by Longfellow.

Radnor Meeting House

Dedicated: Monday, October 13, 1947
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Early Settlement, Houses & Homesteads, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.0303, 75.364
Location: Junction Pa. 320 & SR SR 1019 (Conestoga Rd.), Ithan, S of St. Davids

Marker Text: A center of Friends' activities since 1686. The second house, built about 1721, served as an officers' house and a hospital for the Valley Forge encampment.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: Saturday, August 21, 2010
County: Cumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Location: Carlisle Pike (Rt. 11), south(west) bound, near N Locust Point Rd., New Kingstown

Marker Text: On August 23, 1752, Scottish Covenanter Presbyterians held their first recorded Communion in the New World here at Joseph and Elizabeth Junkin's farm. A scattered community of 250 worshippers attended this nine-hour outdoor service at the “Junkin Tent” on America’s frontier. Rev. John Cuthbertson, the first Reformed Presbyterian missionary in America, presided over the gathering, which contributed to the establishment of the denomination.

Reformed Theological Seminary

Dedicated: Friday, May 01, 1953
County: Franklin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.8284, -76.1006
Location: PA 16 at entrance to Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg

Marker Text: Was situated on this campus, 1837-71. Here, Drs. Frederick A. Rauch, John W. Nevin, Philip Schaff, taught and wrote. Their works on theology, philosophy, and church history were influential in the U.S. and Europe.

Rev. Jacob M. Koehler (1860-1932)

Dedicated: Thursday, June 10, 1999
County: Lackawanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Government & Politics, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.4299, -75.64159
Location: 1800 N. Washington Ave., betw. Electric & Columbia, at Scranton State Schl. for Deaf, Scranton

Marker Text: Founder in 1882 of the institute that became the Scranton State School for the Deaf. An ordained minister who was deaf, he was concerned for this state's uneducated deaf children and was a leading advocate of compulsory education of the deaf. President, National Association of the Deaf, 1896-1900. Twice president, Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf. U.S. representative to the World Congress of the Deaf (Paris), 1889.

Rev. Jehu Jones, Jr.

Dedicated: Sunday, February 22, 1998
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Status: Missing
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.945905, -75.160409
Location: 310 S. Quince St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: First African American Lutheran pastor in the U.S. Founder of nation's first African American Lutheran congregation, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. It built its first brick edifice here in 1834; worshiped at this site, with Jones as its pastor, until 1839.

Rev. John Corbley

Dedicated: Tuesday, November 15, 1994
County: Greene
Type: Roadside
Categories: Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Military, Religion, Whiskey Rebellion
Location: SR 2011 between Fordyce and Garards Fort

Marker Text: A noted Baptist minister serving area congregations, Corbley was among some 150 men arrested by federal troops on the "Dreadful Night" of November 13, 1794. A vocal opponent of the U.S. excise tax on whiskey, he was this area's best known participant in the Whiskey Rebellion and was seen as a threat by the Federalists. Imprisoned for a time in Philadelphia, Corbley returned here and remained active in the ministry.

Rev. John J. Curran (1859-1936)

Dedicated: Saturday, April 22, 1995
County: Luzerne
Type: City
Categories: Coal, Government & Politics, Labor, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.24559, 75.86292
Location: Holy Savior Church, 43 Penn St., Wilkes-Barre

Marker Text: Founding pastor of Holy Savior Parish in 1895. Known as the Labor Priest, he championed the workers' cause and was instrumental in settling the Anthracite Strike of 1902. He was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt, who visited here often.

Rev. Joseph Murgas

Dedicated: Sunday, November 25, 1990
County: Luzerne
Type: City
Categories: Artists, Business & Industry, Ethnic & Immigration, Invention, Science & Medicine, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.25706, -75.86447
Location: Sacred Heart Church, 601 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

Marker Text: Pioneer in development of overland wireless telegraphy. In 1898 he began his experiments on these grounds. His first public transmission of sound was made here on Nov. 23, 1905. Pastor, artist, biologist, and a supporter of Slovak aspirations, he died 1929.

Rev. Richard C. Christy

Dedicated: 2004
County: Butler
Type: Roadside
Categories: Civil War, Religion
Location: At church, 455 Clearfield Road, Fenelton

Marker Text: Chaplain, 78th Regiment, Pa. Volunteers, 1861-64. He was credited as Pennsylvania's first Catholic Civil War chaplain and the only one serving a chiefly non-Catholic regiment. Despite the anti-Catholic prejudice of the era, he gained a reputation for bravery and was known as the "Fighting Chaplain of the Army of the Cumberland." Father Christy had been the first permanent pastor of this church. Hundreds of veterans attended his funeral in 1878.

Rev. William Bishop

Dedicated: Wednesday, July 14, 1948
County: Lackawanna
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.41363, -75.67928
Location: 1124 Price St., at Main Ave., West Scranton

Marker Text: Baptist clergyman and first ordained minister in Scranton, built a combined log church and house near here in 1795. There he preached and held services. He was born in England, 1749, and died in Scott Township in 1816.

Reverend John McMillan

Dedicated: N/A
County: Washington
Type: Plaque
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.24194, -80.17792
Location: Junction US 19 & PA 519, S of Canonsburg

Marker Text: The Reverend John McMillan, D.D. Born Nov. 11, 1752. Died Nov. 16, 1833. Pioneer Preacher - Educator - Patriot lies buried in this church yard. Served sixty years in the ministry. Leader in the founding of Western Theological Seminary, Jefferson College...

Rittenhouse Town

Dedicated: Monday, April 08, 1991
County: Philadelphia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Mansions & Manors, Science & Medicine, Mills, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.02925, -75.1899
Location: Lincoln Dr. at Rittenhouse St. just off Wissahickon Ave., Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Marker Text: William Rittenhouse, first Mennonite minister in America, erected here in 1690 the colonies' first paper mill. Successive generations of Rittenhouses built additional mills, establishing this region as the center of American papermaking. By the 1850s this village had over 40 buildings, and seven early buildings survive from this once prosperous industrial community. Scientist David Rittenhouse was born here in 1732.

Robert Lowry

Dedicated: Monday, November 22, 1954
County: Union
Type: City
Categories: Music & Theater, Religion, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 40.95816, -76.8816
Location: 110 University Ave., Lewisburg

Marker Text: The famed hymn-writer lived in this house, 1869-75. Here, some of his best known hymns were written. His music was sung in many foreign lands. One of his works is, "Shall We Gather at the River." Lowry died in 1899.

Rock Chapel

Dedicated: Friday, December 12, 1947
County: Adams
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.96082, -77.14032
Location: SR 3001 / Old US 15 (Old Harrisburg Rd.) & SR 1016 (Oxford Rd.), N of Heidlersburg

Marker Text: This is the oldest Methodist place of worship in this region. Built originally in 1773. Rebuilt in 1849, the second building is still standing about a mile north of this point on the side road.

Saint Peter's Kierch

Dedicated: Friday, February 28, 1969
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.2012, -76.7325
Location: At church, Union & High Sts., Middletown

Marker Text: Cornerstone laid July 13, 1767, and dedicated in 1769 by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of American Lutheranism. Church erected on ground provided by George Fisher, the founder of Middletown, for annual rental of "one grain of wheat."

Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church

Dedicated: Friday, June 18, 1971
County: Luzerne
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.01471, 75.89612
Location: 339 Washington St., Freeland

Marker Text: The first Slovak Evangelical Lutheran congregation in the Western Hemisphere was organized mainly by Michael Zemany, pioneer Slovak Lutheran. The first service was conducted on February 22, 1883. Present church building, remodeled later, was erected in 1886.

Salvation Army, The

Dedicated: Friday, June 19, 1998
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 39.9752, 75.1418
Location: 4th & Oxford Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: The first U.S. corps was opened here on Oxford St. by 17-year-old Eliza Shirley in 1879. She came from England, assigned by the founder, William Booth. This organization would become the largest private charity in the U.S., giving spiritual and social help to the needy.

Sattazahn Lutheran Church

Dedicated: Sunday, October 12, 1980
County: Lebanon
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.49862, -76.53813
Location: At church on Green Point School Rd., N of Pa. 443 near Murray

Marker Text: Founded by German immigrants who settled as early as 1729. Initially served by traveling missionaries including John Caspar Stoever, Jr., first Lutheran pastor to visit regularly. A log structure was built about 1756; this church erected 1872. Named in honor of Peter Sattazahn, Revolutionary soldier buried here.

Shot Tower

Dedicated: Saturday, April 19, 1997
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Business & Industry, Military, Religion, War of 1812
GPS Coordinates: 39.9348, -77.1463
Location: Carpenter & Front Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: First in the nation. Built 1808 by Thomas Sparks & John Bishop to make hunting shot, it symbolized a new U.S. industrial independence. Bishop, a Quaker, sold his share when ammunition was made here for the War of 1812. The Sparks family stayed in control until 1903.

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: N/A
County: Cumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.23893, -77.00765
Location: 444 Silver Spring Rd., at church, S of Carlisle Pk. (US 11), Mechanicsburg

Marker Text: Founded 1734 on land of James Silver by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, earliest settlers of the Cumberland Valley. Present church built in 1783, restored in 1928 to its original style, and still used for worship.

Sisters' House

Dedicated: Tuesday, October 13, 1953
County: Northampton
Type: City
Categories: American Revolution, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.6188, 75.3805
Location: 50 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Marker Text: Built in 1744. Brothers' House until 1748. Here unmarried sisters plied many of the arts and crafts for women. In 1778, Pulaski's banner was made by them.

Sisters of Mercy

Dedicated: Tuesday, December 21, 1993
County: Allegheny
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.44376, -79.99928
Location: 800 Penn Ave., Cultural Dist., (Pittsburgh)

Marker Text: Frances Ward and six companions from Carlow, Ireland, opened the first Mercy convent in the U.S. here. Founding date was December 21, 1843, and at once the sisters began to serve the city's poor, sick, and uneducated. From here, Mercy convents spread across the U.S.

Smithfield Church

Dedicated: Friday, May 12, 2000
County: Monroe
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.02614, -75.06427
Location: River Rd. (SR 2028), near Smithfield Beach Access, 3 miles NE of Shawnee

Marker Text: Believed to be the first of four early churches built by Dutch Settlers, it stood below the road toward the river. The log structure housed the Dutch Reformed congregation until it moved to the Old Stone Church in Shawnee ca. in 1752.

Snow Hill Cloister

Dedicated: Wednesday, December 21, 1966
County: Franklin
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.7898, -76.425
Location: PA 997 just S of Quincy

Marker Text: An offshoot of Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, deriving its name from the Snowberger family active in its foundation. Composed of widows, widowers, and single persons, with goods held in common, it prospered from 1814 until the Civil War.

Springfield Friends Meeting

Dedicated: Thursday, October 25, 1951
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: Artists, Buildings & Architecture, Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9423, 75.3471
Location: SR 2009 (Old Sproul & W. Springfield Rds.), Springfield

Marker Text: Site of Friends' Meeting since 1686. Present building erected, 1851. A school and library were established here in 1832. Benjamin West, noted American artist, attended this Meeting when he was a boy.

Spruce Creek Church

Dedicated: Thursday, April 21, 1949
County: Huntingdon
Type: Roadside
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.69087, -78.288
Location: Spruce Creek Rd. (PA 45) at church, just NE of Graysville

Marker Text: Present church built in 1858 by a Presbyterian congregation organized in 1798. Their first house of worship, a log church built in 1805, was within old Graysville Cemetery, on the hilltop opposite.

St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church

Dedicated: Saturday, October 28, 1995
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.955235, -75.146194
Location: N 4th & New Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: First U.S. foundation, Augustinian Order, 1796. In 1844 the original church here was burned during Nativist riots. This and other violence led to a state law requiring police forces, 1845, and to consolidation of the city and county, 1854.

St. David's Church

Dedicated: Monday, October 13, 1947
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Ethnic & Immigration, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.0226, 75.3994
Location: SR 1046 (St. David's Rd.) at SR 1017 (Church Rd.) 2 miles SW of Wayne

Marker Text: Erected 1715 by Welsh Episcopalians, renovated 1871. Commemorated by Longfellow's poem. Final burial place of Gen. Anthony Wayne, whose remains were brought from Erie in 1809.

St. James A.M.E. Church

Dedicated: 1994
County: Erie
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 42.124834, -80.077505
Location: E. 12th St. (Pa. 5) at Holland in Erie

Marker Text: At 236 E. 11th Street. Founded 1874, this is Erie's oldest African-American congregation. Five of its first six members were women. Originally at 3rd & German Streets, this church has long ministered to the spiritual and social needs of the Erie community.

St. James' Church (Episcopal)

Dedicated: Sunday, June 15, 1980
County: Lancaster
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.03982, -76.30367
Location: 119 N. Duke St., Lancaster

Marker Text: Founded 1744. Original structure built 1746-53; this building begun 1820. George Ross, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was vestryman. Buried here are the patriots Edward Shippen, William Atlee, Edward Hand, and Jasper Yeates.

St. John Neumann

Dedicated: Saturday, March 28, 1981
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.970147, -75.145028
Location: 5th St. & Girard Ave., St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia

Marker Text: Here lie the remains of the first male American saint, canonized in 1977. Born 1811 in Bohemia, he came to the US in 1836. A devoted Redemptorist priest, he became fourth Bishop of Philadelphia, 1852, and set up nation's first Catholic diocesan school system. Died, 1860.

St. Joseph's Church

Dedicated: Monday, November 02, 1970
County: Luzerne
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.96332, 75.97363
Location: 5th & Laurel Sts., adjacent to church steps and opposite St. Joseph School, Hazleton

Marker Text: Organized in 1882 by the Rev. Ignatius Jascovich, pioneer Slovak Catholic priest, St. Joseph's is the oldest Slovak Roman Catholic parish in the Western Hemisphere.

St. Mary Magdalen De Pazzi Parish

Dedicated: Monday, May 02, 1994
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9376, 75.1556
Location: 714 Montrose St., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded in 1852 as the first Italian national parish in the U.S. by St. John N. Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia. New churches were dedicated here, 1854 & 1891. The Delaware Valley's largest Italian community became centered in this neighborhood.

St. Marys

Dedicated: N/A
County: Elk
Type: Roadside
Categories: Cities & Towns, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.42838, -78.56133
Location: St. Mary's St. (PA 255) near the Diamond, just N of State / Brusselles St. (PA 120), St. Marys

Marker Text: Founded, 1842, as Marienstadt, by the German-American Catholic Brotherhood, St. Marys was a haven from persecution. It was aided by the Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore merchants, and Ludwig I, King of Bavaria.

St. Mary's Church

Dedicated: Sunday, July 07, 1985
County: McKean
Type: Roadside
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.90282, -78.33907
Location: Newell Creek Rd. at church, off Pa. 155 NE of Turtlepoint

Marker Text: Parish organized 1847 at Sartwell in the "Irish Settlement," originally formed 1842-60. Log church built 1848; present one completed 1871. Resident pastor long served Roman Catholics throughout McKean and Potter counties, and this was the "mother church" of those at Port Alleghany, Bradford, Smethport, Eldred, Duke Center, and Costello. It later became a mission of St. Raphael's at Eldred.

St. Michael's Church

Dedicated: Sunday, November 04, 1984
County: Schuylkill
Type: City
Categories: Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.81893, -76.20424
Location: Corner of Chestnut & Oak Sts., Shenandoah

Marker Text: Founded by Ukrainian immigrants in 1884, St. Michael's was the first church of the Greek Catholic Rite in America. Present church edifice, of the Byzantine style, was erected in 1983.

St. Patrick's Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, July 16, 1946
County: Armstrong
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.95155, -79.65895
Location: E Brady Rd. (PA 268), ~4 miles NW of Cowansville

Marker Text: A restored log church a few miles from here is a fine example of a pioneer place of worship. It memorializes the first Roman Catholic congregation in this region.

St. Patrick's Church

Dedicated: Sunday, October 19, 1986
County: Cumberland
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.19952, -77.18578
Location: 140 E. Pomfret St. at church, Carlisle

Marker Text: In 1779, Father Charles Sewall, S.J., took title to a lot here. Log structure built 1784; brick edifice in 1806. Present church erected 1893 by Father Henry G. Ganss. Adjacent is St. Katherine's Hall, built by Mother Katherine Drexel, 1901, for Catholics at Carlisle Indian School.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Dedicated: Thursday, October 01, 1992
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Civil War, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.07148, -75.13347
Location: Old York Rd. (PA 611) at Asbourne Rd., Elkins Park

Marker Text: Oldest church building in Cheltenham Township, consecrated 1861. Founder was Jay Cooke (1821-1905), "financier of the Civil War." Cemetery, laid out 1879 and enlarged 1905, contains his mausoleum and graves of prominent area residents. Church originally designed by the firm of Sidney & Merry. Noted architect Horace Trumbauer was responsible for many later additions.

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

Dedicated: N/A
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.94418, -75.1617
Location: 12th & Lombard Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Dedicated in 1892 and named for a 16th century saint who fought the slave trade, this was the first Roman Catholic church for Blacks in the city. It has served as a Black community cultural center since the 1920s.

St. Peter's Church

Dedicated: Saturday, November 09, 1963
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.08287, -75.25095
Location: Church Rd., off Germantown Pike (old U.S. 422) 5 miles E of Norristown

Marker Text: Lutheran, founded 1752 by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. From steeple of original church, May 20, 1778, Gen. Lafayette gave orders for battle against British in old churchyard. Here he organized his famous retreat to Matson Ford, saving himself and 2200 Continental troops from capture.

St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church

Dedicated: Sunday, September 30, 1984
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9465, -75.14995
Location: 5th St. S of St. James Pl., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Organized in 1792 as an outgrowth of the Free African Society, formed 1787. The original church edifice stood here. Under the ministry of the Rev. Absalom Jones (1746-1818), a former slave, this became the nation's first Black Episcopal church.

St. Vincent

Dedicated: Tuesday, December 10, 1946
County: Westmoreland
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Education, Religion
Location: U.S. 30, 6.6 miles E of Greensburg at College

Marker Text: St. Vincent Archabbey was the first of Benedictine institutions in the U.S. Founded 1846, its college was incorporated in 1870. From here ten abbeys and colleges in eight states were founded.

St. Xavier's

Dedicated: Tuesday, December 10, 1946
County: Westmoreland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion, Women
GPS Coordinates: 40.28263, -79.41637
Location: US 30 at St. Xavier's Rd., 6 miles E of Greensburg at Academy

Marker Text: This Convent and Academy is the oldest institution of the Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland in 1843. From here many Sisters have gone to various parts of the United States as nurses and teachers.

Studebaker Home

Dedicated: Saturday, August 15, 1970
County: Adams
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Houses & Homesteads, Professions & Vocations, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.93912, -76.98063
Location: 200 W. King St. (PA 234) W of Abbottstown St. (PA 194), East Berlin

Marker Text: Built ca. 1790 by David Studebaker, carpenter, farmer, and minister. He was related to the family that later built wagons and automobiles. The house is privately maintained as a museum.

Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 - Wyalusing (PLAQUE)

Dedicated: N/A
County: Bradford
Type: Plaque
Categories: American Revolution, Military, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.65385, -76.23965
Location: US 6, 1.4 miles SE of Wyalusing

Marker Text: 10 1/2 miles from Vanderlip's farm. Fifth encampment of Sullivan's Army on the march from Wyoming to Teaoga, August 6-7, 1779, was on site just west of this road marked by the Moravian Indian town monument.

Susquehanna University

Dedicated: Thursday, June 17, 1948
County: Snyder
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.79927, -76.8732
Location: University Ave. near 18th St., Selinsgrove

Marker Text: Founded 1858 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as the Missionary Institute and Susquehanna Female College. The present corporate title was adopted in 1895.

Teedyuscung (ca. 1700-1763)

Dedicated: Thursday, June 23, 2005
County: Luzerne
Type: Roadside
Categories: Early Settlement, Government & Politics 18th Century, Native American, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.24488, -75.89482
Location: 16 Riverside Dr. near Sheldon St., across from Wyoming Valley Sanitary Auth. #12, Wilkes-Barre

Marker Text: Called "King of the Delawares," he upheld the dignity of Native Americans and strove to protect their right to land in Pennsylvania. Baptized by the Moravians, he established the Wyoming Valley''s last Delaware & Mahican settlement near this site in 1754. A buffer between the Iroquois and Connecticut settlers, he represented his people in conferences at Easton, 1756-1762. He died when his cabin burned down here, April 19, 1763.

Thomas E. Cahill (1828-1878)

Dedicated: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
County: Philadelphia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Entrepreneurs, Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.958075, -75.162285
Location: E side of Broad St., between Vine & Pearl, Philadelphia

Marker Text: Entrepreneur and philanthropist who bequeathed the bulk of his estate to establish Roman Catholic High School for Boys, the first free Catholic high school in the US. Founded here in 1890, the school initiated a diocesan high school system that became a model throughout the nation. Coming from a poor immigrant family, Cahill sought to provide young men from similar backgrounds with the secondary education denied him.

Thomas Garrett

Dedicated: Sunday, October 25, 1981
County: Delaware
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 39.9461, 75.2935
Location: Garrett Rd. & Maple Ave., Drexel Hill

Marker Text: Born at Riverview, near here, Garrett was a prominent abolitionist and Underground Railroad activist. He moved to Wilmington, DE in 1822, and sent many fugitive slaves to his brothers at Riverview, Fernland Farms, and here at Thornfield. He was a devout Quaker and associate of Harriet Tubman and William Still. Although convicted and fined, he aided 2,700 freedom seekers; his commitment to their emancipation was unwavering.

Thomas L. Kane

Dedicated: Sunday, June 29, 1980
County: McKean
Type: City
Categories: Civil War, Military, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.657801, -78.810053
Location: 30 Chestnut St. (Kane Memorial Chapel), Kane

Marker Text: Commander of the Civil war "Bucktail Regiment" and founder of the borough of Kane. Breveted Major General in 1863. A friend of Brighan Young and staunch supporter of the Mormon pioneers. He died, 1883, and was buried at this chapel, built at his direction in 1876-78.

Timothy Matlack

Dedicated: Wednesday, June 04, 1969
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: American Revolution, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.122, -75.43975
Location: Pawlings Rd. (SR 4004) near Audubon Rd. (SR 4041) at Audubon

Marker Text: Revolutionary patriot, state official, member of Continental Congress, 1780-81. Colonel of a rifle battalion, Philadelphia Associators, 1775-76; served in Battle of Princeton. A founder, Society of Free (or "Fighting") Quakers, 1781. Member, Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania, 1776; secretary of its Supreme Executive Council, 1772-82; and Master of the Rolls, 1800-09. Died April 14, 1829; he was buried in Philadelphia and reinterred near here in 1905.

Tindley Temple

Dedicated: N/A
County: Philadelphia
Type: City
Categories: African American, Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.94137, -75.16607
Location: 762 S. Broad St. (PA 611), Philadelphia

Marker Text: Founded 1902 as East Calvary Methodist Church. Renamed for its founder, Rev. Charles A. Tindley. Born a slave in Maryland, he did much to assist later migrants from the South. After his death, Tindley Temple continued to sponsor needed community programs.

Trout Hall

Dedicated: Tuesday, January 24, 1967
County: Lehigh
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Mansions & Manors, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.60195, -75.46467
Location: S. 4th St. near walnut St., Allentown

Marker Text: Built, 1769-70, by James Allen, son of Allentown's founder, William Allen. Later known as the Livingston Mansion. In 1848 it became Allentown Seminary, and in 1867 part of Muhlenberg College. Now the home of the Lehigh County Historical Society.

Tulpehocken Evangelical and Reformed Church

Dedicated: Friday, August 27, 1954
County: Lebanon
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.384172, -76.266323
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hwy. / E Lincoln Ave (US 422) near E Main Ave., 3 miles E of Myerstown

Marker Text: Organized in 1727 by Tulpehocken settlers. Since 1745, one red rose has been paid annually by the Church to the heirs of Caspar Wistar as rental for the land granted by him for erection of the second place of worship. Since 1902, a white rose, a token of appreciation, has been given to Wistar''s descendants.

Tuscarora Academy

Dedicated: Wednesday, March 20, 1968
County: Juniata
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
Location: At site, SR 3017 (former LR 34005), Academia

Marker Text: Founded in 1836, it operated as an academy until 1912. Building, erected 1816, was used as a church until 1849. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

Underground Railroad

Dedicated: Saturday, April 29, 2000
County: Dauphin
Type: City
Categories: African American, Religion, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: 40.2628, -76.8815
Location: In Capitol Park, Walnut St. near Commonwealth Ave., Harrisburg

Marker Text: In the 1850s this area, known as Tanner's Alley, was important on the Underground Railroad. Fugitive slaves hid at Joseph Bustill's & William Jones's houses, a block apart. Frederick Douglass & William Lloyd Garrison spoke at Wesley Union AME Zion Church nearby.

Union Cemetery

Dedicated: Monday, September 07, 1992
County: Centre
Type: Roadside
Categories: Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Governors, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.91436, -77.77383
Location: At entrance at E Howard St., near Cowdrick Alley, Bellefonte

Marker Text: First burial here as early as 1808. Cemetery chartered in 1856. Here lie three Governors of Pennsylvania and their wives -- Andrew Gregg Curtin (1815-1894), who served 1861-67, and Katharine Wilson Curtin (1821-1903); James Addams Beaver (1837-1914), who served 1887-91, and Mary McAllister Beaver (1842-1926); Daniel Hartman Hastings (1849-1903), who served 1895-99, and Jane Rankin Hastings (1851-1937).

Union Church

Dedicated: Wednesday, September 29, 1954
County: Cumberland
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.21372, -77.00688
Location: 39 E. Main St. (Pa. 641) at church, Mechanicsburg

Marker Text: Oldest public building in Mechanicsburg. Built in 1825 on land given by Martin Rupp. As provided in the charter, it has been used by many religious sects on payment of small fee.

Union Church

Dedicated: Thursday, November 02, 1967
County: Centre
Type: City
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.8982, -78.2173
Location: Presqueisle St. (US 322) near N 7th St., Philipsburg

Marker Text: Built of logs in 1820 by Philipsburg pioneers to serve as school and place of worship for all faiths. Remodeled in 1842, church is outstanding example of simplified American Gothic architecture.

Unitarian Church

Dedicated: Saturday, June 29, 1957
County: Crawford
Type: City
Status: Missing
Categories: Religion
GPS Coordinates: 41.63758, -80.15033
Location: Main & Chestnut Sts., Meadville

Marker Text: A fine example of Greek Revival architecture. It was erected in 1835-36 at a cost of $3500, mostly given by Shippen and Huidekoper families. Planned by the builder of Fort Sumter, General George W. Cullum.

Wall House (The Ivy)

Dedicated: Sunday, November 21, 1982
County: Montgomery
Type: Roadside
Categories: Houses & Homesteads, Religion, William Penn
GPS Coordinates: 40.07825, -75.1283
Location: Wall Park Dr. & Church Rd., Elkins Park

Marker Text: Original section, dated from 1682, was built by Richard Wall on land granted by William Penn. An early meeting place of the Society of Friends, 1683-1702. Additions were built about 1725 and 1805. Sarah Wall married George Shoemaker, 1694, and their descendants lived here to 1847. Purchased from the Bosler family, 1932, by Cheltenham Township.

Warrington Meeting House

Dedicated: Thursday, July 17, 1947
County: York
Type: Roadside
Categories: Houses & Homesteads, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 40.05317, -76.93008
Location: York St. / Carlisle Rd. (PA 74) at Quaker Meeting Rd., E of Wellsville

Marker Text: Site of Friends'' meeting house since 1745. Present building erected 1769, enlarged 1782. Preserved in its early state, and used for regular meetings.

Warrior Run Church

Dedicated: Tuesday, February 18, 1947
County: Northumberland
Type: Roadside
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Native American, Religion
Location: SR 1007 (old Pa. 147) at site N of McEwensville

Marker Text: Named for Indian occupation of the region. Presbyterian landmark. A log church was here in 1789. The present building erected in 1835. Restored in 1947 by Warrior Run Chapter D.A.R., aided by descendants and friends.

Waynesburg College

Dedicated: Thursday, January 06, 1949
County: Greene
Type: Roadside
Categories: Education, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.89905, -80.18845
Location: N Morris St. (US 19) at W College St., Monument Park in Waynesburg

Marker Text: Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Chartered by the State in 1850. One of the first two colleges in Pennsylvania to grant degrees to women, in 1857.

Whitefield House

Dedicated: Friday, November 18, 1966
County: Northampton
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Education, Religion
Location: Off Pa. 191 (E. Center St.) at S. New St., Nazareth

Marker Text: Begun in 1740 at request of Methodist missionary Reverend George Whitefield as a school for Negroes. Completed by the Moravians in 1743. Served as a communal church-home for 32 newly married German couples brought over in 1744.

Whitfield House

Dedicated: 1931
County: Northampton
Type: Plaque
Categories: African American, Early Settlement, Education, Houses & Homesteads, Religion
Location: PA 12 at Nazareth

Marker Text: Whitfield House, planned by George Whitfield in 1740 when he obtained 5,000 acres of land for a Negro school and began by Peter Bochler and several Brethern. Purchased by the Moravians, 1741. Completed for a family house, 1743. Converted into a boarding...

William Chester Ruth (1882-1971)

Dedicated: Monday, October 02, 2006
County: Lancaster
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Agriculture, Invention, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.9919, -76.01885
Location: 5369 Lincoln Hwy. East, Rt. 30, Gap

Marker Text: African American inventor who opened a blacksmith and machine shop here in 1923. He did metal work and repairs, primarily for Pennsylvania German farmers. Ruth designed and patented many agricultural devices, most notably his 1928 baler feeder. He also applied his talents to designing and building military devices. An esteemed community member, he was spiritual leader at the Church of Christ in Ercildoun, where he lived.

William Howard Day

Dedicated: Monday, May 26, 1997
County: Dauphin
Type: Roadside
Categories: African American, Education, Professions & Vocations, Religion, Underground Railroad, Writers
GPS Coordinates: 40.2432, -76.8383
Location: Lincoln & Carlisle Sts., Steelton

Marker Text: Abolitionist, minister, orator, editor, educator. Born in New York City; traveled in the U.S., Canada, and Britain on behalf of antislavery and free Blacks. General Secretary, A.M.E. Zion Church. Lived after 1870 in Harrisburg, where he edited the newspaper Our National Progress. The first African American elected to the Harrisburg School Board, in 1878; its president, 1891-93. Burial in Lincoln Cemetery.

Wyoming Path

Dedicated: Tuesday, May 03, 1949
County: Columbia
Type: Roadside
Categories: Native American, Paths & Trails, Religion, Transportation
GPS Coordinates: 40.99448, -76.4731
Location: W 2nd St. (US 11) near W Ft. McClure Blvd., at Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg

Marker Text: Important path linking the many Indian settlements in the Wyoming Valley with Shamokin, now Sunbury. In 1742 Count Zinzendorf, organizer of Moravian missions, came this way after visiting the Shawnees at Wyoming.

York County Academy

Dedicated: Friday, September 16, 1949
County: York
Type: Roadside
Status: Missing
Categories: Education, Religion
Location: N. Beaver St. at building

Marker Text: Successor to the parish school of Rev. John Andrews. In 1787, incorporated with St. John's Episcopal Church as York Academy; granted separate charter as York County Academy in 1799. In continuous use from 1787 to 1929.

York Meeting

Dedicated: Saturday, October 03, 1953
County: York
Type: City
Categories: Buildings & Architecture, Religion
GPS Coordinates: 39.96293, -76.73164
Location: 135 W Philadelphia St. (Rts. 74/462) near N Pershing Ave., at meetinghouse, York

Marker Text: A center for Friends' activities since 1766. It is the oldest existing house of worship in York. The eastern part of the building was erected in 1766; the western part about 1783.