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Derry Township near Hershey in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Derry Churchyard

 
 
Derry Churchyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Derry Churchyard Marker
Inscription.  Oldest pioneer graveyard in Dauphin County. Here, near Pastors William Bertram and John Roan, lie heroes of the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution; and Colonel John Rodgers, a signer of the Hanover Resolves in 1774.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 40° 17.341′ N, 76° 38.465′ W. Marker is near Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. It is in Derry Township. Marker is at the intersection of US 422 and Mansion Road, on the right when traveling west on US 422. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 US-422, Hershey PA 17033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hershey (within shouting distance of this marker); Derry Church School (1844-1904) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Derry Session House and Enclosure
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Derry Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. half a mile away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Derry Church and Churchyard. Further information about the history of Derry Church and its cemetery. (Submitted on December 4, 2018, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Derry Churchyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Derry Churchyard
Flags mark the graves of military veterans.
Older section of Churchyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Older section of Churchyard
Most grave markers are weather worn and unreadable.
Plaque at cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
4. Plaque at cemetery entrance.
In memory of Heroes of the Revolutionary War and defenders of the frontier.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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