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St. James’ Church (Episcopal)

 
 
St. James' Church (Episcopal) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. St. James' Church (Episcopal) Marker
Inscription. Founded 1744. Original structure built 1746-53; this building begun 1820. George Ross, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was vestryman. Buried here are the patriots Edward Shippen, William Atlee, Edward Hand, and Jasper Yeates.
 
Erected 1980 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.388′ N, 76° 18.215′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Street and Duke Street, on the left on Orange Street. Touch for map. Church address is 119 N. Duke Street. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriots of St. James Church (a few steps from this marker); The Rev. Thomas Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Shippen (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Stephen Chambers (within shouting distance of this marker); Jasper Yeates (within shouting distance of this
St. James' Church (Episcopal) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
2. St. James' Church (Episcopal) Marker
marker); Robert Coleman (within shouting distance of this marker); General Edward Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Matthias Slough (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .  History of St. James' Church. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
St. James' Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. St. James' Church
Plaque on Church Building image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
4. Plaque on Church Building
In honor of members of St. James' Church who served America during the time of the Revolution.
George Ross Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Major General Edward Hand Freind and companion in arms of General George Washington
Edward Shippen Chairman of the Committee of Correspondence
Judge William Augustus Atlee Chairman of the Committee of Public Safety
Colonel Matthias Slough
Major John Light
Lieutenant Wilder Bevins
Officers in the war
Judge Jasper Yeates
Robert Coleman
Captain Stephen Chambers
Three of the six Lancaster Delegates to the State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States
St. James' Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
5. St. James' Cemetery
See separate markers for Edward Shippen Captain Stephen Chambers Jasper Yeates Robert Coleman General Edward Hand Colonel Matthias Slough William Augustus Atlee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,771 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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