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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Derry Church Historical Marker in Hershey

Derry Church Historical Marker in Hershey Pennsylvania
Over the past 11 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these 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.

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Dauphin County we came across the Derry Church marker located on 248 E. Derry Road in Hershey. You'll have to be careful pulling off to the side of the road to photograph it. When traffic is heavy you'll need to drive up to a safe spot and then walk down to photograph it for your waymarking records.

Here's what the historical marker says.

Derry Church

Founded in 1729; the first pastor, William Bertram, installed in 1732 by Donegal Presbytery. Its grove was patented to it by the sons of William Penn in 1741. The churchyard is the oldest pioneer graveyard in this region.

By: 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.

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