Monday, January 7, 2019

Mount Zion Lutheran Church cemetery photos

Longtime readers know that I love a good old cemetery. We have many of them here in central Pennsylvania. In this case, these are the artsy-fartsy Instagram versions of photographs that I took while I procrastinated on my Christmas shopping on December 15 at Mount Zion Lutheran Church at 2164 Mount Zion Road in Springettsbury Township, York County.

According to the church's website, "Mount Zion’s beginning goes back to 1844 when farmers in the area met in various homes to worship and hear the preaching of Reverend Martin, a Lutheran minister. Within a few years, a Reformed pastor was added to the ministry. By the cooperative efforts of the Lutheran and Reformed parishioners, the first Mount Zion Church was built with the cornerstone for the wooden structure laid in 1851. Later in 1890, a new and larger brick structure was built. The bell from this church now rests in front of our present building."

I didn't take any photos of the church buildings, just the graveyard, which dates back to the very beginnings of the church in the mid 19th century. Here they are...

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