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Germantown Meetinghouse

 
 
Germantown Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
1. Germantown Meetinghouse Marker
Inscription. Built here in 1770 – the first meetinghouse of the Church of the Brethren in the nation. Founded in Germany in 1708, the denomination was entirely transplanted to America by 1750 due to religious persecution. Many early Brethren leaders are buried in the cemetery.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.003′ N, 75° 11.056′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and E Montana Street, on the right when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cliveden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Side of the Street (approx. mile away); The Delaware Regiment (approx. mile away); Revolutionary War Witness Tree (approx. mile away); Upsala (approx. mile away); Battle of Germantown (approx. mile away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Germantown Meetinghouse.
Germantown Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
2. Germantown Meetinghouse Marker
Brethren Historical Library and Archives. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Marker on Germantown Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
3. Marker on Germantown Ave
Germantown Meetinghouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
4. Germantown Meetinghouse
The cemetery where the early Brethren leaders are buried can be seen in this photo behind the meetinghouse.
Germantown Meetinghouse and Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
5. Germantown Meetinghouse and Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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