Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
First Baptist Church
Organized Oct. 7, 1786
Location. 41° 31.979′ N, 72° 47.596′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street. Click for map. Located on the First Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Star Association Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Meriden's World War I Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 201st Anniversary of the Marine Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriden World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriden Spanish American War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meriden Korea – Vietnam Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Meriden.
Regarding First Baptist Church. Since 1739, Baptists in Meriden had attended
In building their church next to the Congregational church, the Baptists encountered resistance from “Standing Order.” According to An Historic Record and Pictorial Description of the Town of Meriden (1907), “The work of building the new church met with a remonstrance from the neighboring church who caused an injunction to be placed on the progress of the work, the reason given for the same when the question was decided in court was as follows: “No objection to the Baptists as Christian people, as good neighbors
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