Harper in Harper County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Old Runnymede Church
This is the church that once stood in Runnymede, an English village, nine and one half miles northeast of Harper. The church was first dedicated as St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in 1889, but was rededicated in 1893, when the Episcopalians of Harper purchased the frame building and moved it to its present location at llth and Pine Streets.
Runnymede was established by an Irish promoter who persuaded wealthy English and Irish families to send their sons to America to study farming. During a period of five years, this community flourished, then withered and died from the lack of a railroad, leaving us with a solitary grave in a lonely field and to the people of Harper, this church.
Location. 37° 17.145′ N, 98° 1.723′ W. Marker is in Harper, Kansas, in Harper County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and 11th Street, on the left when traveling north on Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harper KS 67058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ole Harper Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeff Long Post No. 104 (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. (Army) Sgt. Willsun Marcus Wayne Mock (approx. Old Runnymede (approx. 7.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 9.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away); Destination Topolobampo (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harper.
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Also see . . .
1. Runnymede Church, Harper, Kansas. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old Runnymede Church National Register Nomination. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. City of Harper, Kansas. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.