Marsh Creek Church is Steeped in History of Gettysburg Pa

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Marsh Creek Church is Steeped in History of Gettysburg Pa

I have been meaning for some time to do some posts on the historic church's of the Gettysburg Adams County Pa area. Many of the Gettysburg area churches are deep in historic lure. From the early 1700's to many churchs that served as Civil War Hospitals.

         Marsh Creek Church Gettysburg Pa
I would be remiss if I did not begin my series of historic church's of the Gettysburg Adams County Pa are with the Marsh Creek church. The Marsh Creek Church is steeped in history of Gettysburg Pa. The founding of the Presbyterian church at Marsh Creek dates back to 1748. The original churches were log structures, many situated along the banks of Marsh Creek.

Marsh Creek Church Gettysburg PaThe structure you see today was built in 1790 along the Fairfield Rd, (back then it was known as the "Great Road"). The stone structure was built from stones that were brought to construction site by church member families. As you can see the Marsh Creek Church has stood the test of time and remains pretty much intact as stood then.

The Marsh Creek Church underwent a complete remodel in 1850, just a few years before the Civil War during which the Marsh Creek Church served as a Confederate field hospital. in 1891 the structure was again remodeled and the pews and pulpit furniture installed at that time are still in use today. The Marsh Creek Church is a wonderful testament to the  mentality that if you do it right the first time, it will last for many years to come.

                    Marsh Creek Church Gettysburg Pa

An interesting footnote is that the Reverend Alexander Dobbin who constructed and operated the Dobbin House is buried in the old cemetery of Marsh Creek Church.

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Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

That's a nice bit of history in your neighborhood. Knowing how to, and wanting to take care of your property is a god thing.

Dec 07, 2010 01:12 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Great post on local history are lucky to have such a wealth of history to choose from :-)

Dec 07, 2010 02:37 AM #2
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

The headstone photo is very powerful on this Pearl Harbor Day!  Hope you have a great one Gerry.

Dec 07, 2010 02:40 AM #3
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
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Gerry  Those of us in the original 13 colonies have so much American history in our backyard - it is wonerfrul to see these structures preserved

Dec 07, 2010 02:57 AM #4
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Gerry....Great information for all...Is Adams county far from Lebanon or Lancaster--my paternal ggggGrandfather originated a Church in the late 1700's. 
Your post makes me want to dig out the Ancestry search done in recent years.[John, Jon, Hans- Heise, Hisly,]
arrived in PA 1720.
I MUST follow through on the desire to travel to PA and see for myself.
Thank you so much for doing this series.   will read them with great interest.
Have a great rest of the week.


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