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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Salem Church

 
 
Old Salem Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Old Salem Church Marker
Inscription. Standing on land granted for religious purposes in 1785 by John Harris, this church was erected, 1822. It replaced one built of logs in 1787, the first church structure in present-day Harrisburg.
 
Erected 1968 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.581′ N, 76° 52.764′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Old Salem Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Executive Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Peanut House (about 300 feet away); The Crowne Plaza (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 500 feet away); Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (about 500 feet away); Strawberry Square Phase II (about 500 feet away); Thomas Morris Chester (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Old Salem Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Old Salem Church
Plaque on Old Salem Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
3. Plaque on Old Salem Church
Salem Reformed Church
Organized 1787
Tablet erected by the Photian Class
in the sesqui-centennial celebration
October 3-10, 1937
Welcome
Old Salem Church holds its own among modern apartment and office buildings. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, March 19, 2010
4. Old Salem Church holds its own among modern apartment and office buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 18, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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