“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Rev. William Bishop

Rev. William Bishop Marker image. Click for full size.
August 22, 2011
1. Rev. William Bishop Marker
Inscription.  Baptist clergyman and first ordained minister in Scranton, built a combined log church and house near here in 1795. There he preached and held services. He was born in England, 1749, and died in Scott Township in 1816.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 41° 24.807′ N, 75° 40.767′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Avenue and Price Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); St Ann's Maronite Parish War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John the Baptist Church Bell (approx. Ό mile away); Steamtown National Historic Site (approx. 0.3
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August 22, 2011
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miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rahway Valley #15 (approx. half a mile away); Reading #2124 (approx. half a mile away); Terence V. Powderly (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2011. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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