Second View Of the Presbyterian Church Addition

 
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This view of the headstones shows how the back wall of the Church extension was built around them. I was a bit curious about the flag placement as most of them date from the early 1800's.

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Guest - Jul 15, 2007 10:28 PM EDT
Actually - there was no room on the property for church expansion - when these people were buried, around 1815, no one realized that they would one day need a larger house of worship. It's actually a tribute to those who passed as the graves did not have to be disturbed. We also saw it on the trolley tour two weeks ago, but it was unable to stop along that narrow stretch of road. Thanks for the feed back. Vicki
Guest - Jul 15, 2007 09:16 PM EDT
Hey, Vicki. That's where I thought it was. I saw it while on the Water Gap Trolley tour a year ago. I'll have to go back and get another look. My wife thought it was neat seing this image online. She didn't see this while on the trolley. She thought everyone was looking at the wall surrounding the property. The headstones in the wall are neat, but definitely an example of poor planning. :-)
Guest - Jul 15, 2007 05:49 PM EDT
Hullo, Gil - From the new Pennsylvania Welcome Center turn right under the little bridge (I think it's River Road at that point). Turn left at the tavern at Shawnee-on-Delaware (which eventually comes out on 209 after the KOA). Not too far after you turn off River Road you'll see the church on a hill to your right. We parked right there at the bottom of that driveway, but there's a parking lot across the street from the church at the next intersection. You can see the wall from the road, but at that distance you don't realize that the headstones form the base of the extended structure. walk around the back of the building to your right, if you go there, and tell me what you think those markers at the bottom of the side wall are. I do have images, but am a bit confused as to whether they are memorial markers or very small headstones. There's also one sad-looking marker toward the bottom of the hill - a simple wood 4 x 4 grave marker. Vicki
Guest - Jul 15, 2007 10:58 AM EDT
That looks familiar. Is that in the town of Water Gap,PA?

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