Monday, September 20, 2010

My World - Pennsylvania Church

On my way home from the farmer's market in Pennsylvania, I took a side road back toward Catoctin Mountain. Out in open farmland I found this brick church and a little history of Henry Harbaugh. The Harbaugh family immigrated to this area from Switzerland in 1736. Henry was born into a farming family, but took an interest in religion and literature. He was a pastor, writer and later a professor of theology at the Mercersburg seminary.

The original church was built in 1846. Henry's father was one of the founders. The building seen here was built in 1892. In 1966 the congregation merged with a church in Waynesboro in 1966. The building is now owned by the Waynesboro Historical Society and used occasionally for meetings, social gatherings, weddings, and funerals. The church is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The stone marker shown below is at the Harbaugh home.



4 comments:

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Sylvia K said...

Marvelous photos as always, Lew, and love the interesting history you've included. Always fun to learn something new. Have a great week!

Sylvia

Roxxy said...

Interesting place Pennsylvania! A bit spooky cos I first knew it as always the setting for vampire movies..hehe..Have a good day, hope you visit my blog too =)

ladyfi said...

What a lovely church!