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Index Page for The Ten Mile Church of the Brethren
in Marianna and nearby
the daughter church,
South Pigeon Creek
Dunkard Church (now defunct)
Washington Co., PA
Ten Mile is the area east of Washington PA that surrounds Ten Mile Creek along
Route 40 East. It was named for Ten Mile Creek - with several forks - which runs through this area.
By the mid 1700s, there was an influx of settlers into this new
region of Washington County, PA. They represented many different faiths,
including the Friends / the Quakers, the Baptists, the German Baptists (often called Dunkards),
the Lutherans, and the Methodists.
Several churches were very important to the German settlers of this
area but I am only focusing on a few (the interest of this section of the
website is the Church of the Brethren). In addition to Ten Mile Church of
the Brethren, some Brethren families intermarried with persons attending "Dutch
Glory" Bethlehem Lutheran Church which is in this same area.
Going right to left across a map, first you'd find the Ten Mile Church of the
Brethren (and very nearby is the Highland Brethren Church, formed by a group
that split off to become "Progressive Brethren" about 1881), then
there's "Dutch Glory" Bethlehem Lutheran Church to the right of Route
40, then crossing Route 40 and going down Route 40 (and north off of 40) to the
site of the former South Pigeon Creek Dunkard Church. Of these, only Ten
Mile Church of the Brethren ("mother" church) and South Pigeon Creek
Dunkard Church (offshoot of Ten Mile COB) were connected by denomination.
The Highland Brethren Church is technically considered as a separate
denomination -- although the families split from Ten Mile Church of the Brethren
originally and even though these 2 churches have shared preachers/pastors for a
long time (as they still do today).
Here are maps that show these 3 places.
To Ten Mile Church of the Brethren
to larger picture)
To South Pigeon Creek Dunkard (former Church) Cemetery
Church torn down
(Go to larger picture)
To Bethlehem Lutheran "Dutch Glory" Church and
Links on this
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159 E. Main St.
Girard, Ohio 44420
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