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Willow Street in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel

 
 
Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel Marker
Inscription. Boehm's Chapel is the fourth oldest existing structure built for Methodist worship in America. It was erected on land donated by the Rev. Martin Boehm, an itinerant preacher and co-founder with the Rev. Phillip W. Otterbein of the United Brethren in Christ Church.
The Chapel, the first Methodist Church in Lancaster County, was a frequent stopping place for circuit riders of many denominations, including itinerant Bishop Francis Asbury, "the Father of American Methodism." It thus became the merger of the German-speaking United Brethren Church & the English-speaking Methodist Church, now known as the United Methodist Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.644′ N, 76° 16.155′ W. Marker is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from W. Boehm's Road 0.2 miles west of PA 272. Touch for map. Marker is at rear of Boehm's United Methodist Church parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Street PA 17584, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boehm's Chapel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blacksmith Shop (approx.
Boehm's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Boehm's Chapel
1.4 miles away); Millstones (approx. 1.4 miles away); Heine Weber Smokehouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin Meylin’s Gunshop (approx. 2 miles away); Herr House (approx. 2 miles away); Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 2.4 miles away); Conestoga Navigation Company (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willow Street.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Commemorative Plaque in Boehm's Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. Commemorative Plaque in Boehm's Chapel Cemetery
Bicentennial Tree
Commemorating the lives of Francis Asbury, Martin Boehm, Henry Boehm, and all those saints who have preached the gospel of Christ on this hill.
June 22, 1991
Older portion of Boehm's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
4. Older portion of Boehm's Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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