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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Presbyterian Church

5 Court Street

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. On Oct. 25, 1825, the First Congregation of the Presbyterian Church met in Towanda. Church services were held at the county’s first courthouse, which had only been completed for nine years at the time.

In 1834 the congregation built their first church on the north side of Pine Street but it was not until 1835 that the church was declared The First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. Construction was started in 1853, on this site, donated by Edward Overton, a key figure in the commercial growth of Towanda. The building was first occupied in 1855. The gothic revival style Presbyterian Church was a dentilated brick tower with flat roof and castellated buttress; lancet windows; and elaborate brick corbelling.
 
Location. 41° 46.004′ N, 76° 26.54′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Court Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Annex (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradford County Courthouse

First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Bradford County Jail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Foster (about 700 feet away); The Daily Review (about 800 feet away); Towanda Academy (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Towanda.
 
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