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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Palmer's River Meeting House

 
 
The Palmer's River Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 22, 2011
1. The Palmer's River Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Site of "The Palmer's River Meeting House" The first meeting house in the second precinct of Rehoboth.

Construction started in 1717 and completed November 29th 1721, with Reverend David Turner as pastor. Fifty pounds was donated towards the cost of the building by the Newman church, the first meeting house built when the town was established in 1643, in present day Rumford.

On March 8th 1773 the church voted that the meeting house should be pulled down, and a new one built near Timothy Redway's plain, the present site of the village cemetery
 
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 49.034′ N, 71° 16.612′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Lake St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orleans Manufacturing Co. (approx. half a mile away); Palmer River Pound (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sabin Sawmill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Liberty Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); Horton Signal (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Original Oak Swamp Church

The Palmer's River Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 22, 2011
2. The Palmer's River Meeting House Marker
Where the meeting house would have stood
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Yellow Meeting House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Redway Plain (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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