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

Falling Spring Church

 
 
Falling Spring Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Falling Spring Church Marker
Inscription. Founded 1734; main part of present church built 1803. One of the Presbyterian churches marking the first great settlement of Scotch-Irish pioneers west of the Susquehanna.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.443′ N, 77° 39.641′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on US 11 0.1 miles south of Rhodes Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Chambers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash (about 700 feet away); Joseph Winters (about 800 feet away); Old Franklin County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Chambers (approx. 0.2 miles away); King Street Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding Family Memorial Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
The Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. The Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring
Organized 1734
Log church erected 1737 on this site.
Second church erected 1767.
Present church erected 1803.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Falling Spring Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Falling Spring Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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