Search help

Item Details

Old Norriton Presbyterian CHurch
Description2 pages
City, StateNorristown, PA
DenominationPresbyterian Church
SubjectFine Arts
NotesFounded by the Holland Dutch prior to 1700 A.D. First mentioned in Presbyterian records 1735 A.D. Traditional date of graveyard 1678 A.D. Revolutionary patriots lie in churchyard. Visited by George Washington when the building was used as a military hospital after the Battle of Germantown. The Presbytery of Philadelphia met here, Nov. 17, 1774, to ordain Norriton's pastor, Daniel McCallar, the only chaplain appointed by Congress during the Revolution. The ancient furniture was removed in 1844; restored in 1940. The "Friends of Old Norriton" meet for a public service of worship in this meeting house each year the third Sunday in September at 3 P.M.
CollectionJames R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
ContributorPrinceton Theological Seminary
RightsCopyright Not EvaluatedCopyright Not EvaluatedDigitized collections are made accessible for purposes of education and research. More...
Open Alternate Viewer