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Pennepack Baptist Church

 
 
Pennepack Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
1. Pennepack Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. It was founded in 1688 by Welsh and English Baptists led by Rev. Elias Keach who sought the religious freedom of William Penn's colony. It was the first permanent Baptist church in Pa. and mother church of Baptist congregations in the mid-Atlantic region. The nearby Pennypack Creek was utilized for baptisms. The cemetery's first recorded burial was in 1692. The existing 1805 church is built on the original 1707 meetinghouse foundation.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 4.868′ N, 75° 3.059′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Krewstown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8732 Krewstown Road, Philadelphia PA 19115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pennepack Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Knowlton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fox Chase and Rockledge World War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 2.1 miles away); Burholme Memorial for Peace (approx.
Pennepack Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Pennepack Baptist Church Marker
2.2 miles away); Burholme World War I Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Greenbelt Knoll (approx. 2.3 miles away); Thomas Holme (1624-1695) (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Pennepack Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
3. Pennepack Baptist Church
Pennepack Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
4. Pennepack Baptist Church Cemetery
Pennepack Baptist Church-Est. 1688 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
5. Pennepack Baptist Church-Est. 1688
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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