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Leonia in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dutch Reformed Church

of the English Neighborhood

 
 
Dutch Reformed Church of the English Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. Dutch Reformed Church of the English Neighborhood Marker
Inscription.
Site of
the Dutch Reformed Church
of the
English Neighborhood
Built in 1768-9 and
dedicated in 1770, with
Dominie Garrett Lydecker
its first minister.
Used as a guardhouse and hospital
at various times during the Revolution.
Torn down in 1792, some of the timbers
and stone used in construction of the
succeeding edifice in Ridgefield.

 
Location. 40° 52.01′ N, 73° 59.32′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Hillside Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Memorial Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Days Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cole – Allaire – Boyd House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slave Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away); Vreeland House (approx. half a mile away); English Neighborhood Road (approx. half a mile away); Van Horne’s Grist Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leonia.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Leonia image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker in Leonia
The English Neighborhood Reformed Church, which once stood at this location, was moved, stone by stone, from the Old English Neighborhood after the war to its current site in Ridgefield.
English Neighborhood Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2008
3. English Neighborhood Reformed Church
This is the current site of the Reformed Church in Ridgefield. When the church was located in Leonia, the pastor was a renowned Tory who fled to England when the war heated up.
 
 
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