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Graysville in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Church - "New Brick"

 
 
The Church - "New Brick" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
1. The Church - "New Brick" Marker
Inscription.  
The Church
Unity Presbyterian Church, "Mother Presbyterian Church of Greene County, Pennsylvania" was organized August 27, 1814 at home of David Gray under direction of Reverend John Anderson and Reverend Joseph Stevenson, appointed by Presbytery of Washington, Pa. Elders selected and ordained were Francis Braddock, David Gray, Moses Dinsmore and Jacob Rickey. The original place of worship was a log school house which stood at edge of Braddock's Cemetery circa 1 mile N.W. of this village. The present building was constructed in 1879, dedicated in 1880. A Beloved Old Pastor, Jacob Ruble D.D., Minister during 1894-1909, gave the address at 100th Anniversary Services August 1914.
"New Brick"
The brick house standing directly North was constructed circa 1892-93 by Henry Jacobs and his wife Rebecca Henry Jacobs. Bricks were fired in a kiln on hillside across the brook. The building was intended for a Hotel but as "The Old Drove Road" was less travelled by stock drivers, the house became a residence. John Barclay Orndorff, nephew-in-law of the builder, purchased the property in 1915, lived there
The Church - "New Brick" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
2. The Church - "New Brick" Marker
Graysville, PA marker in distance
with his family until his death in 1953.
 
Erected 1977 by Nora Lee Orndorff.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 55.904′ N, 80° 23.26′ W. Marker is in Graysville, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on W Roy Furman Highway (Pennsylvania Route 21) 0.1 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in Wayside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Graysville PA 15337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graysville, PA. (a few steps from this marker); Ryerson's Blockhouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Richhill Township Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Memory of Sarah Jane Price Ackley (approx. 4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of Old Lindley Fort and Stockade (approx. 9.4 miles away); Waynesburg College (approx. 10.7 miles away); West Park (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Wayside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
3. Wayside Park Marker
Graysville, Pa.
Gift of Nora Lee Orndorff
In Memory of Her Father, John Barclay Orndorff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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