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Abington in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Abington Church and Graveyard

 
 
Old Abington Church and Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Old Abington Church and Graveyard Marker
Inscription.
The oldest Presbyterian church in Montgomery County and mother church, directly or indirectly, to ten offspring churches. Founded in 1714 by the Rev. Malachi Jones, the first pastor. The original church stood in the center of the graveyard and was moved to present site in 1793. During the American Revolution local militia skirmished with British from graveyard. Early settlers of Abington were English Quakers, Welsh, Scots, and Dutch.
 
Location. 40° 6.867′ N, 75° 7.324′ W. Marker is in Abington, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old York Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Susquehanna Road, on the right when traveling south on Old York Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abington PA 19001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abington District World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend Samuel Finley (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in the Abington Presbyterian Church Graveyard (within shouting distance
Old Abington Church and Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. Old Abington Church and Graveyard Marker
Looking south along Old York Road, with church in center distance.
of this marker); Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 1889 (approx. 2 miles away); The Fountain House Inn, 1717 (approx. 2 miles away); The Manor House, ca. 1719 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Memorial Hall, 1925 (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abington.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Abington Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
3. Abington Presbyterian Church
Old Abington Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
4. Old Abington Graveyard
As viewed from marker across Old York Road.
Old Abington Graveyard Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
5. Old Abington Graveyard Gate Marker
Grave of Rev Malachi Jones image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
6. Grave of Rev Malachi Jones
Epitaph on Grave of Rev. Malachi Jones image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
7. Epitaph on Grave of Rev. Malachi Jones
Marker on Grave of Rev. Malachi Jones image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
8. Marker on Grave of Rev. Malachi Jones
Rev. Malachi Jones Marker on Graveyard Fence image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
9. Rev. Malachi Jones Marker on Graveyard Fence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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