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Whitemarsh Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Peter's Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. St. Peter's Church Marker
Inscription.  Lutheran, founded 1752 by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. From steeple of original church, May 20, 1778, Gen. Lafayette gave orders for battle against British in old churchyard. Here he organized his famous retreat to Matson Ford, saving himself and 2200 Continental troops from capture.
 
Erected 1963 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1778.
 
Location. 40° 4.972′ N, 75° 15.057′ W. Marker is in Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Road and Park Avenue on Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3025 Church Rd, Lafayette Hill PA 19444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abolition Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. St. Peter's Church Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); In Memory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Park Directory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War II Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Park Information (approx. 2.6 miles away); Buckley Park (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
St. Peter's Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
3. St. Peter's Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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