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

Paxton Church

 
 
Paxton Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. Paxton Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized as a congregation in 1732, with William Bertram as first pastor. The second pastor was the famed "Fighting Parson," John Elder. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., William Maclay and other notables of this region.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.789′ N, 76° 49.882′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Paxtang Ave. and Sharon Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Paxtang Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paxton Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Original Location of the Paxton Congregation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Harris, Jr. (about 500 feet away); William Maclay, Esq. (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Paxton Church (approx.
Paxton Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 25, 2015
2. Paxton Church Marker
Marker is at extreme left of photo
0.4 miles away); Parson John Elder House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bellevue Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Explore the Capital Area Greenbelt (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Paxton Church markers.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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