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Near Hookstown in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 30, 2014
1. Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania Marker
Inscription. The congregation was served by supply ministers from 1784 until the coming of George M. Scott on Sept 14, 1799 he served Mill Creek Church for 40 years and rests in this burial ground
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 34.314′ N, 80° 28.797′ W. Marker is near Hookstown, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on Old Mill Creek Church Road 0.3 miles east of Pennsylvania Route 168, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hookstown PA 15050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Creek (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site of Early Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Swearingen Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); David Littell House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Midland Education (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Penna - Virginia Boundary (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cooks Ferry (approx. 4.8 miles away); Georgetown Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hookstown.
 
Regarding Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania.
Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 30, 2014
2. Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County Pennsylvania Marker
Mill Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker located below historical marker).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

Mill Creek Cemetery is the site of the first three church structures of the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church organized in 1784, the oldest religious institution in Beaver County. In 1799, Rev. George M. Scott became the first regular pastor. One of Dr. John McMillan's last services was held at Mill Creek in 1833. The first church building was a log cabin without doors or windows as a protection against Indian attacks. This structure is depicted in the artist's conception presented above. It was lighted from openings in the roof which served as lookouts and entered through an underground passage. The second building of hewn log, in use on the site in 1799, was replaced by a brick building in 1832.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. (Submitted on January 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Presbyterian Historical Society of America
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 13, 2012
3. American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
No. 14
Registered by The Presbyterian Historical Society
Philadelphia, PA.
. Providing historical services to congregations, the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and researchers, including publications and records. (Submitted on January 18, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Rev George Scott at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 23, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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