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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Salem Church

 
 
Old Salem Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 3, 2020
1. Old Salem Church Marker
Inscription.  Standing on land granted for religious purposes in 1785 by John Harris, this church was erected, 1822. It replaced one built of logs in 1787, the first church structure in present-day Harrisburg.
 
Erected 1968 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.
 
Location. 40° 15.581′ N, 76° 52.764′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, 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 Old Salem Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 22 South 3rd Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Executive Mansion (about 300 feet away); The Peanut House (about 300 feet away); The Crowne Plaza (about 400 feet
Old Salem Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Old Salem Church
away); Abraham Lincoln (about 500 feet away); Market Square Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Plaque on Old Salem Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
3. Plaque on Old Salem Church
Salem Reformed Church
Organized 1787
Tablet erected by the Photian Class
in the sesqui-centennial celebration
October 3-10, 1937
Welcome
Old Salem Church holds its own among modern apartment and office buildings. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, March 19, 2010
4. Old Salem Church holds its own among modern apartment and office buildings.
National Register of Historic Places plaque on the church image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 3, 2020
5. National Register of Historic Places plaque on the church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 18, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Nov. 29, 2020