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

The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity

 
 
The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Marker
Inscription.
Earliest Congregation in Lancaster
Organized 1730
Fostered six other city congregations
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First church erected 1734
Present building begun in 1761
Dedicated in 1766 by
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg,
Lutheran patriarch
Tower and steeple added 1785-1794
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First Bible school organized 1828
Present parish house dedicated 1955
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An early pastor (1780 to 1815) was
Gotthilf Henry Ernest Muhlengerg,
eminent botanist and first president
of present Franklin & Marshall College
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Here lie the remains of
Thomas Wharton, Jr.
President of Pennsylvania 1777-78
and
Thomas Mifflin
Governor of Pennsylvania 1790-99

 
Location. 40° 2.248′ N, 76° 18.196′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Duke Street and E. Mifflin Street, on the left when traveling south on S. Duke Street. Touch for map. 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
Markers at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
2. Markers at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
The markers are seen on either side of the front door of the church.
this marker. Thomas Mifflin, Esq. (here, next to this marker); Thomas Wharton, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Demuth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lancaster County (about 500 feet away); Fulton Opera House (about 600 feet away); George Ross (about 700 feet away); James Buchanan (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. Second Marker
This structure has been
recorded by the
Historic American
Buildings Survey

of the United States Department
of the Interior for its archives
at the Library of Congress
The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
The white gravestones of Thomas Wharton, Jr. and Thomas Mifflin can be seen against the brick wall in this photo.
The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
5. The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
The tower and steeple seen here were added to the church 1785-1794.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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