River Brethren

River Brethren (HM1L5L)

Location: Bainbridge, PA 17502 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.6', W 76° 38.342'

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One of the first religious denominations founded in America, the group held its first baptism in the nearby Conoy Creek around 1780. Worship services were held down this lane at Magdalena House, the home of Jacob Engel, one of the founders. The River Brethren changed its name to the Brethren in Christ in the mid-19th century. Other organizations with River Brethren roots are the Old Order River Brethren and the United Zion Church.
HM NumberHM1L5L
Year Placed2012
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 360279 N 4439403
Decimal Degrees40.09333333, -76.63903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.6', W 76° 38.342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 36" N, 76° 38' 20.52" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1240-1258 Sagerville Rd, Bainbridge PA 17502, US
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