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Buffalo Presbyterian Church

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1846. Meeting House Ln. (PA 192), 2.6 miles northeast of Vicksburg
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The Presbyterians built the first church in Union County at Buffalo Cross Roads in 1784, a log structure that gave way in 1816 to a stone meetinghouse on land donated by Edward and John Shippen of Philadelphia. This in turn was replaced thirty years later with the present Greek Revival church. Constructed of brick on a fieldstone podium, the church is entered from a tapered flight of steps leading up to the wooden portico where four square Roman Tuscan columns support the square-patterned frieze and clapboarded pediment. The interior retains the original pews and woodwork but the altar and light fixtures were modernized. The old churchyard, surrounded by a stone wall, contains graves of some of the county's earliest settlers.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Buffalo Presbyterian Church", [Lewisburg, 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, 410-410.

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