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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Historic First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg

Over the past 8 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting the markers here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these historical markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

We were following the Historic Marker Trail through Franklin County and came across the First Lutheran Church historical marker. You'll find it located on W. Washington Street near Black Street in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The marker sits right in front of the red-brick church. Here's the information contained on it:
First Lutheran Church Historical Marker in Chambersburg Pennsylvania

First Lutheran Church

This church, the third building, stands on the site of a log church built in 1780 by the Lutheran and Reformed and used jointly by the congregations till 1808. The land was granted by Benjamin Chambers.

By: 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

If you're following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail through Franklin County, you'll find at least 8 more markers within walking distance from this one and dozens more throughout the county. Its always fun tracking them down, documenting them and then once we get home...we research the information to learn even more.

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