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

The Church - “New Brick”

 
 
The Church - "New Brick" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
1. The Church - "New Brick" Marker
Inscription.
The Church
Unity Presbyterian Church, "Mother Presbyterian Church of Greene County, Pennsylvania" was organized August 27, 1814 at home of David Gray under direction of Reverend John Anderson and Reverend Joseph Stevenson, appointed by Presbytery of Washington, Pennsylvania Elders selected and ordained were Francis Braddock, David Gray, Moses Dinsmore and Jacob Rickey. The original place of worship was a log school house which stood at edge of Braddock's Cemetery circa 1 mile N.W. of this village. The present building was constructed in 1879, dedicated in 1880. A Beloved Old Pastor, Jacob Ruble D.D., Minister during 1894-1909, gave the address at 100th Anniversary Services August 1914.
"New Brick"
The brick house standing directly North was constructed circa 1892-93 by Henry Jacobs and his wife Rebecca Henry Jacobs. Bricks were fired in a kiln on hillside across the brook. The building was intended for a Hotel but as "The Old Drove Road" was less travelled by stock drivers, the house became a residence. John Barclay Orndorff, nephew-in-law of the builder, purchased the property in 1915, lived there with his family until his death in 1953.
 
Erected 1977 by Nora Lee Orndorff.
 
Location. 39° 
The Church - "New Brick" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
2. The Church - "New Brick" Marker
Graysville, PA marker in distance
55.904′ N, 80° 23.26′ W. Marker is in Graysville, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on W Roy Furman Highway (Pennsylvania Route 21) 0.1 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Wayside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Graysville PA 15337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graysville, Pennsylvania ( a few steps from this marker); Ryerson's Blockhouse ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Old Lindley Fort and Stockade ( approx. 9.4 miles away); Waynesburg College ( approx. 10.7 miles away); West Park ( approx. 10.7 miles away); a different marker also named Waynesburg College ( approx. 10.8 miles away); Greene County Civil War Memorial ( approx. 10.9 miles away); Company K, 110th U.S. Infantry (10th PA) World War Memorial ( approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
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Wayside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
3. Wayside Park Marker
Graysville, Pa.
Gift of Nora Lee Orndorff
In Memory of Her Father, John Barclay Orndorff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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