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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

 
 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. 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).
 
Erected 1975 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 2.264′ N, 76° 18.205′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on S. Duke Street 0.2 miles south of E. King Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Wharton, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Mifflin, Esq. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Demuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Lancaster County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fulton Opera House (about 600 feet away); George Ross (about 600 feet away); Lancaster City (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Marker
Marker on E. King Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. Marker on E. King Street
Thomas Wharton Grave image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
4. Thomas Wharton Grave
Thomas Mifflin's Grave image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
5. Thomas Mifflin's Grave
Thomas Mifflin, Esq.
Signer of the Constitution of The
United States of America
Erected by General thomas Mifflin Chapter
Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Daughters of the American Revolution
1987
Historic American Building Survey image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
6. Historic American Building Survey
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
7. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Plaque on Church Building image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
8. Plaque on Church Building
The Evangelical Lutheran Church
of the Holy Trinity
Earliest congregation in Lancaster
organized 1730
Fostered six other city congregations
First church erected 1734
Present building begun in 1761
Dedicated in 1766 by
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg,
Lutheran patriarch
Tower and steeple added 1785-1794
First Bible School organized 1828
Present Parish House dedicated 1955
An early pastor (1780 to 1815) was
Gotthilf Henry Ernest Muhlenberg,
eminent botanist and first president
of present Franklin & Marshall College
Here lie the remains of
Thomas Wharton, Jr.
President of Pennsylvania 1777-78
and
Thomas Mifflin
Governor of Pennsylvania 1790-99
 
 
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