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

Derry Churchyard

 
 
Derry Churchyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Derry Churchyard Marker
Inscription. Oldest pioneer graveyard in Dauphin County. Here, near Pastors William Bertram and John Roan, lie heroes of the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution; and Colonel John Rodgers, a signer of the Hanover Resolves in 1774.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.341′ N, 76° 38.465′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of US 422 and Mansion Road, on the right when traveling west on US 422. 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 Church School (1844-1904) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Derry Session House and Enclosure (approx. 0.3 miles away); Derry Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. half a mile away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Derry Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Derry Churchyard
Flags mark the graves of military veterans.
Older section of Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Older section of Churchyard
Most grave markers are weather worn and unreadable.
Plaque at cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
4. Plaque at cemetery entrance.
In memory of Heroes of the Revolutionary War and defenders of the frontier.
 
 
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 1,241 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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