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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New Utrecht Reformed Church
Landmarks of New York
 
New Utrecht Reformed Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. New Utrecht Reformed Church Marker
 
Inscription. The walls of this building, constructed in early Gothic revival style in 1828, contain stones taken from a predecessor church built in 1700 as the first house of worship for the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Utrecht, organized in 1677. The Liberty Pole is the sixth installed on the same spot to mark the first raising of an American Flag in New Utrecht following the evacuation of the British in November 1783.
 
Erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 36.51′ N, 74° 0.034′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 84th Street, on the right when traveling north on 18th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. New Utrecht Liberty Pole (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named New Utrecht Reformed Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Brooklyn (within shouting distance of this marker); Milestone Park (about 500 feet away, in a direct line); a different marker also named Milestone Park (about 500 feet away); Necassius De Sille House (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Utrecht Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meucci Triangle (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Brooklyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Brooklyn Marker
The marker can be seen here to the left of the door of the church.
 
 
New Utrecht Reformed Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. New Utrecht Reformed Church
On the night of August 26, 1776, the British Army passed this site during the Battle of Brooklyn.
 
 
New Utrecht Church Liberty Pole Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. New Utrecht Church Liberty Pole
The Liberty Pole seen in this photo (with no flag flying) was erected in 1783 to celebrate the evacuation of the British from New York. It has been replaced five times since then, the last time being in 1948.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 631 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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