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New Germantown in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fairview Church

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 7, 2018
1. Fairview Church Marker
Inscription.  The township's population was much larger in the 19th century than it is today, with many of the 2,000 residents engaged in farming, tanning, milling, timbering, and other industries. The church was used from 1857 until just after World War II, when the dwindling population forced the congregation to move its services to other locations. In 1975 the United Methodist Church Conference approved its transfer to the Historical Society. Since that time, the Society has undertaken restoration of the interior and the facade of the exterior. At least one service is held at Fairview each year. A highlight is the annual Christmas candlelight service, with the old woodstove and lanterns still illuminating the one-hundred-sixty-year old interior.

Fairview Methodist Episcopal Church in Toboyne Township was constructed in 1857 on 36 perches (approximately acre) of land. The church trustees had purchased the land for twenty dollars from Ephraim McLaughlin, a Scotsman, and owner of a nearby tannery and also a church trustee. All materials for construction were obtained locally-with foundation stone gathered from the nearby Conochocheague Mountain,

Fairview Church image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 7, 2018
2. Fairview Church
brick made onsite near Sherman's Creek, and timber sawn and milled at local mills.
 
Erected by Perry County Heritage Trails.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 17.25′ N, 77° 36.683′ W. Marker is in New Germantown, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on Big Spring Road (Pennsylvania Route 274), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Germantown PA 17071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newburg and Hopewell Township World War II Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Fairview Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 7, 2018
3. Fairview Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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