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Reformed Church of Germantown

 
 
Reformed Church of Germantown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Reformed Church of Germantown Marker
Inscription.
The Church of the
German Reformed Congregation
of Germantown
was erected on this site in 1733.

Here Count Zinzendorf preached his first
sermon in America December 31, 1741

Here the British Army quartered a Virginia
Battalion captured in the Battle of Germantown.

Here George Washington worshiped when
President of the United States and while
a resident of Germantown.

The old building was replaced in 1839 by one
which made way for the present structure in 1888.

In 1856 the Congregation united with
the Fourth Presbytery of Phildelphia
as the Market Square Presbyterian Church.

 
Erected 1904 by The Site and Relic Society of Germantown.
 
Location. 40° 2.066′ N, 75° 10.325′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market Square, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers Monument at Germantown (a few steps from this marker); Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Germantown White House
Reformed Church of Germantown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Reformed Church of Germantown Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Delplaine House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisa May Alcott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Germantown Monument (approx. mile away); Christopher Saur (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
Market Square Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Market Square Presbyterian Church
The marker can be seen on the right facade of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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