Newville in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First United Presbyterian Church and Manse
Part of the present structure was completed in 1883. It included a Sabbath School room, sanctuary with spectacular stained glass windows, and a 1011 pound bell donated by the citizens of Newville. Additions were in 1930, 1964 and 1989.
The 1859 manse was first occupied by Rev. W.I. Wallace who is remembered for his prayers for the success of the Union army. Southern sympathizers in his congregation warned him not to do that again! The first bathroom in Newville was installed here for the family of Rev. George Reed, Mrs. Reed was the first person to call the parsonage the "Manse."
The graveyard behind the church was closed in 1922 and the bodies re-interred elsewhere.
Location. 40° 10.1′ N, 77° 24.069′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newville PA 17241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Byers-Eckels House (a few steps from this marker); Newville Trolley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Police School (about 500 feet away); Big Spring Hotel (about 500 feet away); Newville War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First National Bank of Newville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Denning (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.