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Conoy Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

River Brethren

 
 
River Brethren Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. River Brethren Marker
Inscription.  One of the first religious denominations founded in America, the group held its first baptism in the nearby Conoy Creek around 1780. Worship services were held down this lane at Magdalena House, the home of Jacob Engel, one of the founders. The River Brethren changed its name to the Brethren in Christ in the mid-19th century. Other organizations with River Brethren roots are the Old Order River Brethren and the United Zion Church.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical & 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 1780.
 
Location. 40° 5.6′ N, 76° 38.342′ W. Marker is in Conoy Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. It is in . Marker is on Sagerville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1240 Sagerville Road, Bainbridge PA 17502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conoy Indian Town (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel S. Haldeman (approx. 1.3 miles away);
River Brethren Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. River Brethren Marker
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Codorus Furnace (approx. 3 miles away); Simon Cameron (approx. 3.2 miles away); In honor of those who served our country in Korea & Vietnam (approx. 3.3 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away); In honor of those who served in the World War (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nissley / Kobel Historic Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conoy Township.
 
River Brethren Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
3. River Brethren Marker
River Brethren-Magdalena House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
4. River Brethren-Magdalena House
River Brethren-Magdalena House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
5. River Brethren-Magdalena House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 29, 2023