Pennepack Baptist Church

Pennepack Baptist Church (HM1KE0)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19115 Philadelphia County
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N 40° 4.868', W 75° 3.059'

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It was founded in 1688 by Welsh and English Baptists led by Rev. Elias Keach who sought the religious freedom of William Penn's colony. It was the first permanent Baptist church in Pa. and mother church of Baptist congregations in the mid-Atlantic region. The nearby Pennypack Creek was utilized for baptisms. The cemetery's first recorded burial was in 1692. The existing 1805 church is built on the original 1707 meetinghouse foundation.
HM NumberHM1KE0
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 495653 N 4436763
Decimal Degrees40.08113333, -75.05098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.868', W 75° 3.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 52.08" N, 75° 3' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8701-8849 Krewstown Rd, Philadelphia PA 19115, US
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