Old Presbyterian Church

Old Presbyterian Church (HMJWH)

Location: Newtown, PA 18940 Bucks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 13.919', W 74° 56.287'

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Newtown Heritage Walk No. 13

The Old Presbyterian Church was erected on North Sycamore Street in 1769 to replace the original 1734 log structure that stood a half mile to the west on Swamp Road near the high school and the bypass.

In 1776, George Washington used this church and the session house to hold several hundred Hessian prisoners captured during the Battle of Trenton before they were marched to Philadelphia and exchanged for American soldiers. When the building was renovated in 1842, workers discovered a poem written in coal on the basement wall by a Hessian soldier. In the graveyard, 22 soldiers of the Revolutionary War are buried.

Today, the congregation uses the old church on Sycamore Street in the summer. The rest of the year, worshippers spend Sunday mornings at the new church located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Chancellor Street, where services were permanently moved in 1921.
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HM NumberHMJWH
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Newtown Historical Association and The Historic Church Committee of the Newtown Presbyterian Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 505264 N 4453507
Decimal Degrees40.23198333, -74.93811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.919', W 74° 56.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 55.14" N, 74° 56' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76 N Sycamore St, Newtown PA 18940, US
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