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Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery

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1828. 602 PA 655, 1 mile north of Maryland border

This Baptist church built for an Englishspeaking congregation is unusual because it is the oldest in Fulton County and because the separate men's and women's entrances are on the long wall, not in the gable end as is customary. Box pews are organized with the pulpit opposite the entrances, causing the window behind the pulpit to be raised above the others on the north elevation. Round-arched doorways, fanlight vents in the gable end, and paneled shutters are the only ornamentation on the brick exterior.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery", [Needmore, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 370-370.

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