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Colley in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colley Union Church

 
 
Colley Union Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2019
1. Colley Union Church Marker
Inscription.  

Upon this site in the year 1890 the Colley Union Church was erected.

The Colley Union Church was founded on lands reserved for this purpose by the Annie Potter family, and it was officially deeded as a church property on January 10, 1917. The church was established as the United Evangelical Church of Colley Township.

Later, with the merger of the Evangelical Brethren Church and the United Methodist Church [sic - Methodist Church], it became the United Methodist Church of Colley Township.

The church became inactive following the start of World War II. Thereafter, it was used only for memorial services and "Homecoming Day" for the Village of Colley. This activity ceased in the 1980s. The church from that time on was maintained by the Colley Cemetery Association as a "landmark" for the Village of Colley.

On the night of January 6, 1996, following two consecutive snowstorms totaling 53 inches of snow, the church collapsed. Only the church vestibule, consisting of the steeple and belfry, remained standing.

This monument is on the exact site of the church entrance and vestibule. It incorporates the original church

Colley Union Church Marker, Bell, and Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2019
2. Colley Union Church Marker, Bell, and Cornerstone
bell and the cornerstone of the church, which was placed on May 5, 1890.

The adjacent cemetery was officially established as a burial site on June 24, 1865, by deed from the W.W. Potter family.

This monument was erected in 1998 by the Colley Cemetery Association from donations and volunteer work of Association members and the Village Community.
 
Erected 1998 by Colley Cemetery Association and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 41° 32.024′ N, 76° 17.11′ W. Marker is in Colley, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 87 east of Pantherlick Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dushore PA 18614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lopez Centennial Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Closed United Methodist Churches in Sullivan County PA.

No. 5 includes a photo of the church
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(Submitted on September 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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