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

Caspar Wistar

 
 
Caspar Wistar Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
1. Caspar Wistar Marker
Inscription.  
One Red Rose
is annually paid by
Trinity Reformed Church
to the heirs of
Caspar Wistar
of Philadelphia who in 1738
gave 100 acres of land
for church and school purposes
The congregation was formed
by Reformed families
among the Tulpehocken settlers
The first communion service
was conducted by
Reverend John Philip Boehm
October 18, 1727

 
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 22.941′ N, 76° 15.799′ W. Marker is near Richland, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Tulpehocken Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the wall adjacent to the church entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 961 Tulpehocken Road, Richland PA 17087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Caspar Wistar Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
2. Caspar Wistar Marker
South facade of Tulpehocken Trinity United Church of Christ.
least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulpehocken Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Livingood (Löwengut) Family (approx. 0.8 miles away); Regina Leininger (approx. 0.9 miles away); John A. Shulze (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marion Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 3.4 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 3.9 miles away); Charming Forge (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Tulpehocken Trinity United Church of Christ. (Submitted on December 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Wistar-Wister Family. (Submitted on December 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Tulpehocken Trinity United Church of Christ image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
3. Tulpehocken Trinity United Church of Christ
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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