Montgomery County - St. Thomas Episcopal Church Old Graveyard - Whitemarsh Township

St. Thomas Episcopal Church dates from 1683 when a small log cabin church was built on land owned by Jasper Farmar (also Farmer), originally from Tipperary, Ireland and friend of William Penn. It was from Penn that Farmar received his land grant at what is now Behtlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County.

 

Tradition is the original log church and graveyard was built on a hill said to have been the site of a Lenape Indian burial ground; today the cemetery covers about 15 acres.

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