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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Presbyterian Church

Historic Carlisle

 
 
First Presbyterian Church plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 11, 2011
1. First Presbyterian Church plaque
Inscription.  
Congregation organized 1734. Erection of this building begun 1757. Oldest building in Carlisle. Here July 12, 1774, colonists met and declared for American independence.
No. 2
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is July 12, 1774.
 
Location. 40° 12.119′ N, 77° 11.359′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hanover Street and Dickinson Avenue on North Hanover Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2A N Hanover St, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Return of the Captives (a few steps from this marker); Blaine House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1753 Carlisle Indian Conference (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelling of Carlisle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Episcopal Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of an early attempt at a Carlisle history self tour. So far, that tour guide has not been found.
 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church. "Visit Cumberland Valley" website entry. (Submitted on July 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 30, 2021
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker
First Presbyterian Church plaque site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 11, 2011
3. First Presbyterian Church plaque site
Facing Hanover Street, this is the original church building.
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 11, 2011
4. First Presbyterian Church
The current church complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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