Charleston in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elijah Herrick 1st Pastor
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Location. 42° 50.925′ N, 74° 20.684′ W. Marker is in Charleston, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Polin Road (County Route 128) north of Oak Ridge Road (County Highway 129), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William McConkey Grave Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Tallmadge Grave Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Margaret Houck (approx. 4.3 miles away); Christian Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Burtonville (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mill Stones (approx. 5.3 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 5.3 miles away); County Line Meeting House (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Baptist Church. Though the historic marker states the church building was "erected 1793" the paperwork submitted for inclusion in the National Register states that "The First Baptist Church, believed to have been built during the 1820s
Charleston Town Historian Lorraine R. Whiting has stated that restoration of the church was taken on by Edythe Meserand of Esperance who founded the Charleston Historical Society in 1978. Meserand passed away June 2, 1997. The society purchased the church from the American Baptist Convention for $1,500 and finished restoration, including rebuilding the shattered altar and an original choir chair, in June 1983. While the building was vacant between 1955 and 1978 it was subject to a great deal of vandalism.
"There were 10 retirees who had been trustees of the church who cleaned up the mess after thieves broke in and stole the church bell," Whiting said. "In the process, the ceiling fell down."
She said it is still unknown who took the church bell.
Also see . . . The Charleston Baptist Church Cemetery on Find A Grave.com (Submitted on November 14, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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