Wallace Township near Glenmoore in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Edward Hunter Homestead
— The Third presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints —
Edward Hunter was the third presiding bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Born 22 June 1793 in Newtown Square, PA he moved to his home in 1830. In an agreement with the community he built on this property the West Nantmeal (Wallace) Seminary, specifying that they “would allow all persons and persuasions to meet in it to worship God.”
During the period of Edward Hunter’s occupancy, this gentleman farmer hosted the Prophet Joseph Smith and other leaders of the Latter-day Saint church as they came to proclaim the restored gospel. The site also was a gathering place for new members of the Church, which he joined in 1840.
Later in 1842 Hunter left the area to join with the body of the church in Nauvoo, Illinois. Edward Hunter was instrumental in the church’s pioneering trek west in 1847. He eventually served as presiding Bishop of the Church, and helped lay the cornerstone of the Salt Lake Temple. Always fond of his Pennsylvania roots, Bishop Hunter died in Salt Lake City, 16 October 1883.
Erected 1997 by The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 40° 4.994′ N, 75° 44.647′ W. Marker is near Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. It is in Wallace Township. Marker is at the intersection of Little Conestoga Road and Chalfont Road, on the right when traveling west on Little Conestoga Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Little Conestoga Rd, Glenmoore PA 19343, 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. James Joseph "Jim" Croce (approx. 1.6 miles away); Springton Manor (approx. 2.6 miles away); Thomas Buchanan Read (approx. 3 miles away); Thomas B. Read (approx. 4 miles away); George Alexander Spratt (approx. 4.9 miles away); Colonel Thomas Bull (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lightfoot Mill (approx. 5.4 miles away); Warwick Furnace (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Bishop Edward Hunter ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
1. Edward Hunter, Jr.
Edward Hunter, Jr. was the third Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) serving from 1851 until
— Submitted July 7, 2018, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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