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Mt. Gilead Community Church - New Hope, PA

Mt. Gilead Community Church - Built in 1835 and Rebuilt in 1852.


Mt. Gilead Church is the first all African-American congregation to exist in Bucks County.  This was a stop on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves from Maryland, Delaware and the Carolinas.  


Benjamin “Big Ben” Jones was a congregation member who was sold out by a white resident in the Bucks County area.  Rumors have it that Big Big is buried in the cemetery at Mt. Gilead Church but others say he is buried in a potter’s field with his wife Sarah.  


Located at:  1940 Holicong Road, New Hope, PA


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