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Mt. Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Witness Tree

Donegal Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. The Witness Tree Marker
Inscription. On this sacred spot for 260 years stood the majestic white oak tree known as the Witness Tree. Despite preservation efforts, the tree succumbed to old age and was solemnly removed on June 3, 1991. Its memory symbolizes the patriotism and love of freedom which characterized the early Scots-Irish Presbyterians.
 
Erected 1995 by Donegal Society.
 
Location. 40° 6.067′ N, 76° 33.958′ W. Marker is in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1891 Donegal Springs Road, Mount Joy PA 17552, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donegal Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); The Witness Tree Monument (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Donegal Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Telegraph (approx. 1.9 miles away); In honor of those who served our country in Korea & Vietnam (approx. 2 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2 miles away); In honor of those who served in the World War (approx. 2 miles away); Simon Cameron (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Joy.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryPatriots & Patriotism
 
The Witness Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. The Witness Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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