Near Grantville in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Marker Number 121.)
Location. 40° 22.32′ N, 76° 39.042′ W. Marker is near Grantville, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 22 and Pennsylvania Route 743 on U.S. 22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grantville PA 17028, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Resolves (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Manada (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 4 miles away); Blue Mountain Forts (approx. 4.3 miles away); Indiantown (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lindley Murray (approx. 4½ miles away); The M.S. Hershey Rose (approx. 5.1 miles away); Indiantown Gap Military Reservation (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantville.
Regarding Hanover Church. Old Hanover Presbyterian Churchyard is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
This walled graveyard is the site of the 1736 log meeting house where the former Hanover Presbyterian Church met. This location may have been where the Hanover Resolves of 1774 declared "in a close union of the Colonies lies the safeguard of the liberties of the people." The church's first pastor, Richard Sankey, left in 1759. The Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania sent Robert Annan to preach in 1762, elected elders in 1767, and offered a call from Hanover to John Murray in 1774. During May and June of 1774, when the Hanover Resolves were written, the Associate ministers William Logan, James Proudfoot, and John Smith preached in the Hanover meeting house. The second and last church building to occupy this site was torn down about 1875.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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