Saint Paul Episcopal Church Exton PA.
I'm seeing this church for years on my travels to Philly and finally yesterday stopped and took a few quick photos. The snow made it difficult, but at the same time maybe made it even more beautiful.
St. Paul’s had its beginnings in 1827, when the Reverend Samuel Brinckle, Rector of Old St. David’s Radnor, met in his spare time with interested residents in school houses in both East and West Whiteland. As transportation to church services was difficult in rural Chester County during the early 1800’s, some members of St. Peter’s in the Great Valley who were living in the Whitelands, as well as a few un-churched inhabitants requested the Reverend Samuel Crawford Brinckle to preach in West Whiteland on evenings in a school house when his schedule permitted. A business meeting was called at Steamboat Tavern with the purpose of establishing a new church. Col. Cromwell Pearce, Sr., a member of St. Peter’s, was chosen chairman and Joseph B. Jacobs as secretary. These two men were charged with the task of choosing a site for possible purchase “as near the 24th mile stone (on the Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike) as can be had for the erection of said Church.”
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