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Douglassville in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Gabriels

 
 
St. Gabriels Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. St. Gabriels Church Marker
On southeast facade, near entrance.
Inscription.
Site of 1st. church in Berks Co.
Founded by Swedish Lutherans
1720
Changed to Prot. Episcopal
1760

 
Erected by Washington Camp No. 240, Patriotic Order Sons of America.
 
Location. 40° 15.447′ N, 75° 43.733′ W. Marker is in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) and Church Lane, on the right when traveling east on Benjamin Franklin Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1188 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville PA 19518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Douglass Family (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Sadowski (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bird, Esq. (within shouting distance of this marker); James Warren (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Anthony Sadowski (about 300 feet away); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thomas Rutter (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Douglassville.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of St. Gabriel's Church
St. Gabriel's 1801 Church Historic American Buildings Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. St. Gabriel's 1801 Church Historic American Buildings Survey Marker
On southeast facade near entrance.
. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Patriotic Order Sons of America. Sponsor of the marker. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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The Douglass Family Grave Plot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. The Douglass Family Grave Plot and Marker
St. Gabriel's Church (c.1801) in background (US 422 on far side of church).
Anthony Sadowski Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Anthony Sadowski Marker
St. Gabiel's (incorporated 1720) stone church, c.1801, in background.
Peter Jones Tombstone in St. Gabriel's Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
5. Peter Jones Tombstone in St. Gabriel's Church Cemetery
"In memory of Peter Jones who devd y.10 oehilv[?] aged forty sx years 1730" [Cemetery records say "10 April 1730]
Bird Tombstone in St. Gabriels Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
6. Bird Tombstone in St. Gabriels Church Cemetery
"Here lieth the ___ of James and William Bird who died in the year 1748, James aged 12 years."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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