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Mechanicsburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

 
 
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
1. Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Founder 1734 on land of James Silver by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, earliest settlers of the Cumberland Valley. Present church built in 1783, restored in 1928 to its original style, and still used for worship.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.321′ N, 77° 0.452′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Silver Spring Road 0.1 miles south of Presbyterian Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irving Female College (approx. 1.7 miles away); Frankenberger Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sporting Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Sporting Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Simpson Ferry Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of Silver Spring Church. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
2. Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Marker

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.War of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
3. Silver Spring Presbyterian Church
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Stone at top of building. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
4. Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Stone at top of building.
Silver Spring Meiting House 1783
Left Plaque on Graveyard Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
5. Left Plaque on Graveyard Wall
A Memorial to the Heroes of the Revolution and the War of 1812
Buried in Silver Spring Churchyard
Revolutionary War
Major Andrew Galbraith
Captains
John Lamb John Clendenin John McTeer John Carothers John Trindle Samuel Wallace Alexander Trindle
Lieutenants
James Oliver Samuel Huston Cristopher Quigley
Second Lieutenants
John Hoge Mathew Louden
Ensign
William Harkness
Privates
James Hume Samuel Martin Howard Moore Abraham McCue John Orr Nathaniel Eckels James Nesbit James McCormick 1723-1802 John McCormick 1718-1782 and others whose names are unknown.
Right Plaque on Graveyard Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
6. Right Plaque on Graveyard Wall
War of 1812
William Kirtland Sr. Dr. Isaac Wayne Snowden and others whose names are unknown
Erected AD 1914 by The Harrisburg and Carlisle Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Harrisburg Chapter of the Daughters of 1812.
Silver Spring Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
7. Silver Spring Graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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