Bethel Park in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bethel Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Marker Number 58.)
Location. 40° 20.186′ N, 80° 2.874′ W. Marker is in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Bethel Church Road east of Marshall Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park PA 15102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southminster Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building (approx. 3 miles away); Bower Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Saint Bernard Church (approx. 3½ miles away); Original Settler's Cabin (approx. 3.8 miles away); Neville House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Saint Luke's Church (approx. 4 miles away); Borough of Dormont Pool (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Regarding Bethel Presbyterian Church. Bethel
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
Rev. John McMillan, D.D., a missionary in Western Pennsylvania, noted in his diary on November 5, 1776, "Tuesday preached at Peter's Creek, baptized five children." This date is the first recorded date of a preaching service in what is now Bethel Presbyterian Church. Originally known as the Peter's Creek congregation, the congregation eventually divided into two, the Eastern Division and the Western Division. Sometime between October 18, 1785 and April 18, 1786, the name of the Eastern Division was changed to Lebanon and the name of the Western Division was changed to Bethel. Bethel Presbyterian Church was officially incorporated on March 11, 1907. The current building was erected and dedicated in May 1910.
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