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

Matthew Henderson

 
 
Matthew Henderson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 7, 2022
1. Matthew Henderson Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
Matthew Henderson
First minister of
Buffalo Associate Church
Rev. J. M. Scott : Erector of Chapel
1775 - 1965

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 40° 12.041′ N, 80° 20.626′ W. Marker is near Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on Rural Valley Road south of Foster Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the south side of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 Rural Valley Road, Washington PA 15301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington (approx. 3.6 miles away); National Road (approx. 3.6 miles away); Wolff’s Fort (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Soldiers
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Regarding Matthew Henderson. Rev. Henderson was born Scotland in 1735. After graduating at Glasgow, he was licensed to preach in 1756, ordained in 1758, and sent to America. In 1781, when he became pastor of Chartiers and Buffalo churches in Washington County, PA., he became the first minister of the Associate Church denomination to settle west of the Alleghany mountains. He remained with the congregation until a falling tree caused his death on October 2, 1795.
 
Matthew Henderson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 7, 2022
2. Matthew Henderson Marker
Marker is located at the top of the right concrete pillar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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