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Sheshequin in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Universalist Church

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
1. First Universalist Church Marker
Inscription.  

The first Universalist Society in Bradford County was
organized in Sheshequin in 1808 and became a church organization in 1880.
This building was erected in 1827 by the united efforts of the members
who made "bees" to haul the stone, fell timber and make brick.

Early Universalist preachers were:
Rev. Noah Murray, Rogers, Stacey,
Thomas, G. S. Ames and Myra Kingsbury

The first Sunday School was conducted by
Julia Kinney Scott in 1830
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Universalist Meeting House
of Sheshequin
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior


 
Erected by the George Clymer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and Eugenia MacFarlane Balch Fund.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) ⛪ series list.
 
Location.
First Universalist Church NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
2. First Universalist Church NRHP Marker
41° 52.48′ N, 76° 29.979′ W. Marker is in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Sheshequin Road 0.6 miles north of Bridge Street/Ghent Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6752 Sheshequin Road, Ulster PA 18850, 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. Sullivan's March (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stone Wall Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Teaoga (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sheshequin Path (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Teaoga (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Sullivan (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Universalist Meeting House of Sheshequin National Register Registration Form. (Submitted on July 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
First Universalist Church and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
3. First Universalist Church and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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