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First Reformed Church

 
 
First Reformed Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. First Reformed Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation of German, Swiss, and French settlers was formed about 1729. Log church here, Lancaster's first, 1736. Stone building, 1753; brick church, 1854. Rev. Philip Otterbein, Rev. William Hendel, Dr. Henry Harbaugh were eminent pastors.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1729.
 
Location. 40° 2.374′ N, 76° 18.273′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on E. Orange Street, 0.1 miles west of N. Duke Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named First Reformed Church (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Saint James (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionaries & Visionaries (about 300
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint James & Black History (about 300 feet away); Patriots of St. James Church (about 300 feet away); Fremont Boys (about 300 feet away); St. James' Church (Episcopal) (about 300 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - First Reformed Church. Further links and information related to the church (Submitted on January 2, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
First Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. First Reformed Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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