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

Paxton Church

Paxton Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. Paxton Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized as a congregation in 1732, with William Bertram as first pastor. The second pastor was the famed "Fighting Parson," John Elder. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., William Maclay and other notables of this region.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
Location. 40° 15.789′ N, 76° 49.882′ W. Marker is in Paxtang, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Paxtang Ave. and Sharon Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Paxtang Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paxton Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Original Location of the Paxton Congregation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); John Harris, Jr. (about 500 feet away); William Maclay, Esq. (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Paxton Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parson John Elder House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harrisburg High School and Former John Harris High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bellevue Park (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paxtang.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Paxton Church markers.
Paxton Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 25, 2015
2. Paxton Church Marker
Marker is at extreme left of photo
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Sep. 25, 2023