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Hingham in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old Ship Church

1630 - 1930

 
 
Old Ship Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, September 30, 2007
1. Old Ship Church Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1681, it is the oldest church structure in the United States to have been used continuously for public worship. Samuel Lincoln, original American ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, worshipped here regularly.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.465′ N, 70° 53.234′ W. Marker is in Hingham, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Elm Street on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hingham MA 02043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hingham Massachusetts (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend Peter Hobart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Lincoln House (approx. mile away); Hull (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Hull (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fort Independence (approx. 4.5 miles away); Minot's Ledge Lighthouse (approx. 5 miles away); Antoine and Wilson Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hingham.
 
Also see . . .
Old Ship Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, September 30, 2007
2. Old Ship Church

1. Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Hingham Historical Society. The Society maintains its headquarters at Old Derby Academy, a handsome Federal-style structure on lower Main Street that more than 200 years ago was a co-educational school. Besides being a meeting place for the Society and repository for many of its archives, Old Derby is available to rent for special occasions. (Submitted on October 15, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
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Old Ship Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, September 30, 2007
3. Old Ship Church
Hingham Memorial Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, September 30, 2007
4. Hingham Memorial Bell Tower
Bell Tower Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, September 30, 2007
5. Bell Tower Plaque
Parish House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, September 30, 2007
6. Parish House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,873 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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