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Paxton Church

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. Paxton Church Marker
Inscription. A short way from here is early 18th century Paxton Church. The first pastor was installed in 1732. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, founder of Harrisburg, Senator William Maclay, and many other eminent leaders.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.522′ N, 76° 49.621′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Derry Street and Wilhelm Street, on the right when traveling west on Derry Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Harris, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Maclay, Esq. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paxton Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Paxton Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parson John Elder House (approx. one mile away); William Howard Day (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bellevue Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); Harrisburg (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Paxton Church markers.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Paxton Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 25, 2015
2. Paxton Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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