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

Derry Church

 
 
Derry Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Derry Church Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1729; the first pastor, William Bertram, installed in 1732 by Donegal Presbytery. Its grove was patented to it by the sons of William Penn in 1741. The churchyard is the oldest pioneer graveyard in this region.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.524′ N, 76° 38.744′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on 248 E. Derry Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hershey PA 17033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Derry Session House and Enclosure (within shouting distance of this marker); Derry Church School (1844-1904) (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Derry Churchyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. half a mile away); Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (approx. 0.6 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 0.7 miles away); The M.S. Hershey Rose (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
 
Also see . . .  Heritage of Derry Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Derry Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Derry Presbyterian Church

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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