the site might be more cleaned up, but the ruin of ebenezer on bacton hill road doesn’t have much time.

I have not written about the ruin of Ebeneezer AME Church on Bacton Hill Road in East Whiteland for a couple of years now. It’s not my party any longer, and truthfully there are members of East Whiteland’s Historical Commission … Continue reading

historic ebebezer continues to crumble

Poor Ebenezer. Historically significant as quite literally perhaps the second oldest AME site in the country, except for Mother Bethel AME in Philadelphia. And I believe Mother Bethel’s current Pastor Mark Kelly Tyler knows this as he was in West … Continue reading

back to ebenezer…again…

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I received an e-mail today from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Preservation is about community. Now is a time for us to come together as we have so many times before, but with a new sense of urgency and … Continue reading

a juneteenth visit to ebenezer on bacton hill road in east whiteland

Ebenezer on Bacton Hill Road in Frazer (East Whiteland) is a sacred and historic place. It’s no secret I have written about this place for years. The AME Church grew out of the Free African Society in the late 1700s, … Continue reading

scrooge, still a timely character. file under: life lessons for christmas.

Ebenezer Scrooge. One of the most remembered characters in literature. Created by Charles Dickens in the 19th century for A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol was published December 19, 1843. 179 years ago this year. And the characters are still … Continue reading

more tales of bacton hill

One of my favorite bits of Chester County, which is in my opinion completely under recorded and insufficiently remembered for what it represents is the area in Frazer, East Whiteland, Chester County known as Bacton Hill. That is where my … Continue reading

what is in a name: bacton hill in frazer, east whiteland

Someone a while back asked me about Bacton Hill. I don’t remember who exactly so I’m putting this in a post and putting it out there. When we think of Bacton Hill, we think of Bacton Hill Road. But it … Continue reading

giving up on ebenezer

In February, 2018 I wrote a post titled will 2018 mark the year of history at risk at the ruins of ebenezer on bacton hill road, frazer in east whiteland? Well I am back to tell you sadly, I think I … Continue reading

remains of the day…on bacton hill

The other day I wrote on my last big post on Ebenezer AME on Bacton Hill Road in Frazer, PA. I told you my faithful readers and local history buffs why I was giving up, and there is no need to … Continue reading

gone but not forgotten

This old Chester County farmhouse was once considered historic. It was listed on a historic inventory too. And it was demolished anyway for development. In 2018 in East Whiteland Township. The house was on Bacton Hill Road across from the … Continue reading