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Willow Street in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boehm's Chapel

 
 
Boehm's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Boehm's Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Built 1791, this "Temple of Limestone" is the oldest existing structure designed for Methodist use in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest in the U.S. Erected on land formerly owned by Bishop Martin Boehm, co-founder of the United Brethren in Christ, it was frequently visited by Bishop Francis Asbury, "Father of American Methodism."
 
Erected 1980 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 57.73′ N, 76° 16.111′ W. Marker is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on PA 272 0.2 miles north of E. Boehm's Rd., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Street PA 17584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Boehms Chapel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blacksmith Shop
Boehm's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Boehm's Chapel
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Millstones (approx. 1.3 miles away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Martin Meylin’s Gunshop (approx. 1.9 miles away); Herr House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 2.3 miles away); Conestoga Navigation Company (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willow Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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