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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meeting House

Westfield Historical Site

 

1740 - 1804

 
Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
1. Meeting House Marker
Inscription.
Site of the first permanent frame house of worship, facing the Church Green, known as the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, organized 1728. Erected circa 1740, it was enlarged in 1758 and a bell added. British troops occupied and damaged the building in 1777. In 1805 it was succeeded by a larger building across “the road to the mountains” in front of the present church.

Researched By
Westfield Historical Society
Plaque Donated By
New Jersey Bell Telephone Company
September, 1976

 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 40° 39.201′ N, 74° 20.854′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on E Mountain Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Men of Westfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church in Westfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Downer Well Cap (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Cemetery
Westfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
2. Westfield Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Westfield Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westfield (approx. mile away); Gallows Hill (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Westfield.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on E Mountain Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
3. Marker on E Mountain Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 555 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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