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Near Finleyville in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Oak Tree Statue

 
 
Old Oak Tree Statue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 3, 2022
1. Old Oak Tree Statue Marker
Inscription.  
This statue carved from the trunk of a 250 yr. old oak tree. Under its spreading limbs neighborhood meetings and church services were held before the log church was built on this site in 1783. The trunk of the tree was 5 feet in diameter and had a limb spread over 100 feet. The carving is a tribute to the circuit riding preachers of the era.

Commissioned by Robert P. Van Voorhis Sr.

Designed by Frank Roskov

Carved by Stanley Mills

Monofiga

 
Erected 1990 by Robert P. Van Voorhis Sr.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 13.804′ N, 79° 59.812′ W. Marker is near Finleyville, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on Mingo Church Road, 0.1 miles west of Pennsylvania Route 88, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville PA 15332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. "Mingo Creek Meeting House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James McFarlane (within shouting distance of this marker); Headstones of American History - The Whiskey Rebellion (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Saml. Ralston D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mingo Creek Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cincinnati Mine Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); Honor Roll (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Finleyville.
 
Old Oak Tree Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 3, 2022
2. Old Oak Tree Statue
Old Oak Tree Statue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 3, 2022
3. Old Oak Tree Statue Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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