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First Congregational Church

 
 
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 4, 2009
1. First Congregational Church Marker
Inscription. Congregation, organized 1740. Oldest of this denomination west of the Hudson River. Built 1856. Notable for Greek Revival architecture and rare interior Trompe L'Oeil painting.
 
Erected by Morris County Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.216′ N, 74° 41.777′ W. Marker is in Chester, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Hillside Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Hillside Rd., Chester NJ 07930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. Larry W. Maysey (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Veterans Monument (about 500 feet away); Brick Tavern (about 500 feet away); Chester Area Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Milltown - A 19th Century Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bartley Turbine (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cooper Gristmill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hacklebarney (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  History of First Congregational Church, Chester, NJ
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 4, 2009
2. First Congregational Church Marker
. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Plaque above main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 4, 2009
3. Plaque above main entrance
1st Congregational Church 1st house of worship was erected 1747. 2nd in 1803, and the 3rd in 1856. "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise" "Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord."
First Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 4, 2009
4. First Congregational Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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