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New Oxford in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Conewago Chapel

 
 
Conewago Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Conewago Chapel Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.711′ N, 77° 4.142′ W. Marker is in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on York Road (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located east of Turkey Lane. Marker is in this post office area: New Oxford PA 17350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jacob Grass Hotel (approx. 5.1 miles away); Battle of Hunterstown (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pres. George Washington (approx. 5.1 miles away); Great Conewago Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Conewago Chapel. National Register of Historic Places:
Conewago Chapel (added 1975 - - #75001604)
Conewago Chapel Marker, looking east along York Road (US 30) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
2. Conewago Chapel Marker, looking east along York Road (US 30)
♦ Also known as Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
♦ 3 mi. NW of Hanover, Conewago Township , Hanover
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Federal
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1750-1799
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
♦ Current Function: Religion
♦ Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
 
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Conewago Chapel Marker, seen looking west along York Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
3. Conewago Chapel Marker, seen looking west along York Road
Conewago Chapel image. Click for full size.
By The Gettysburg Daily, March 11, 2008
4. Conewago Chapel
The Gettysburg Daily stopped by the Conewago Chapel. This Catholic Church structure is located in Edge Grove, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The Conewago Chapel, officially known as Sacred Heart Basilica is located 12 miles east of Gettysburg, two miles north of McSherrystown, and four miles south of New Oxford.
Conewago Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
5. Conewago Chapel Cemetery
The cemetery is located on the East side directly adjacent to the Chapel.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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