Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Montgomery County Pennsylvania Area Cemetery - St. Thomas Episcopal Church & Cemetery, Whitemarsh, PA.

I visited Historic St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery yesterday. I thought it a fitting way to spend Independence Day. St. Thomas has several Revolutionary War Burials.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Cemetery are located at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike, Church Road (Rt. 73), and Camp Hill Road, in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA. The overall views of the Church and surrounding grounds are breathtaking. The Church sits up an a hill with the cemetery surrounding it. The Cemetery itself sits on various levels of the hill with a winding driveway meandering through it. It is simply beautiful!

This is a photo I took several years ago. Unfortunately this photo does the site no justice, but you can see the varying levels of the cemetery. It is actually kinda tough too get a good picture of the overall Cemetery because it sits at a very busy intersection.

The St. Thomas Church started about 1690 as a small log cabin church. The Cemetery dates back to the early 1700s, and sits on approximately 10+ acres. There are about 3000+ burials and the Cemetery is still active. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Montgomery County.

I decided to revisit St. Thomas because I wanted to get some photos of the Cemetery in the summer with the trees and other plants in full bloom. Unfortunately, the warm weather also bought out a hugh contingent of gnats, so I did not stay long.

Grave of David White

Graves of John Brant & Andrew Redheifer (foreground)

Grave of Edward Burk

Grave of Peter Chevers

I took other photos in this cemetery, but I thought it only fitting that I pay tribute to our Soldiers who are responsible for our Freedoms. The Soldiers of the Revolution,

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