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Lafayette Hill in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Peter's Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. St. Peter's Church Marker
Inscription. Lutheran, founded 1752 by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. From steeple of original church, May 20, 1778, Gen. Lafayette gave orders for battle against British in old churchyard. Here he organized his famous retreat to Matson Ford, saving himself and 2200 Continental troops from capture.
 
Erected 1963 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 4.972′ N, 75° 15.057′ W. Marker is in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Road and Park Avenue on Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette Hill PA 19444, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abolition Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse (approx. 2 miles away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War II Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Buckley Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wissahickon Inn (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mower General Hospital (approx. 2.9 miles away); Helping Hands (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
St. Peter's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. St. Peter's Church Marker
St. Peter's Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
3. St. Peter's Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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