Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Columbarium

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Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Columbarium

Location
112 East Main Street
Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 17745 USA
Memorials 12 added (100% photographed)

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History:

The Protestant Episcopal Church, the American component of the Anglican Communion, began to take root in the Lock Haven area in the mid-19th century. Occasional services were held in the area, and on September 19, 1855, at the Clinton Hotel, St. Paul’s congregation was organized with twelve vestrymen. Rev. Samuel B. Dalrymple was the first resident rector, beginning his service in July 1856. The church building was begun in 1857, and consecrated on June 22, 1863, by Bishop Potter.

The congregation has existed to the present day, participating in the gains and losses in Lock Haven during that time. The flood of March 17, 1936, led to a fire which practically destroyed the entire church except the walls, but the congregation rebuilt within the historic structure.

In recent years, in the ancient tradition of interring the dead within the sacred precincts of the congregation, as well as with a view toward the increasing popularity of cremation, a columbarium was installed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in the outer wall of the facility. It contains twelve niches, capable of receiving 24 sets of cremated remains.

Directions/GPS:

From the intersection of Water and Jay Streets (the courthouse in Lock Haven), travel south on Jay Street for one block. Turn right onto Main Street and travel 0.1 mile. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is on your right. The columbarium is located in the outside of the west wall of the church, in a narrow outdoor passageway which leads to the church office.

N41 08.212 W77 26.728

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GPS Coordinates: 41.13686, -77.44542

  • Added: 23 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2601578