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Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring

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1803, c. 1860, 1877. 221 N. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • Conococheague Presbyterian Church (© George E. Thomas)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Chapel (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Chapel (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Scots-Irish Presbyterians established a log church on the site in 1734 and replaced it in 1803, a date that coincides with the elevation of the original village to borough status. The original church was a simple one-story gable-roofed stone structure, probably not unlike Conococheague Presbyterian Church (1794; 1889 altered) at 34 W. Seminary Street in Mercersburg. Its present facade with stumpy towers and paneled vergeboard gable dates from the Civil War era, while the adjacent chapel of local stone with brick accents was built in 1877.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring", [Chambersburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 383-383.

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