New Hanover in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Falkner Swamp Reformed Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 1960 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. (Marker Number 55.)
Location. 40° 17.758′ N, 75° 34.801′ W. Marker is in New Hanover, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Swamp Pike and Leidy Road on Swamp Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilbertsville PA 19525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John F. Hartranft (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boyertown Burial Casket Company (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jeremiah Sweinhart and Successors (approx. 4.1 miles away); Carl A. Spaatz (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Grubb Mansion (approx. 4.2 miles away); Rhoads Opera House Fire (approx. 4.2 miles away); Colebrookdale Furnace (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Regarding Falkner Swamp Reformed Church.
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
John Philip Boehm, Father of the German Reformed Church in America, celebrated Holy Communion and organized the Falkner Swamp Reformed Church in October 1725. The oldest continuing German Reformed congregation in the United States, Falkner Swamp now is in the United Church of Christ. The congregation erected its first building at least by the 1740s. During the Revolutionary War Battle of Pottsgrove, it was used as an army hospital and General Anthony Wayne had his headquarters in the parsonage. A son of Falkner Swamp, Rev. Benjamin Schneider, went to Turkey in 1842 -- the first American German Reformed missionary abroad. The present building was erected 1790.
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