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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Peterís Church

 
 
St. Peterís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
1. St. Peterís Church Marker
Inscription.
Organized, 1698, St. Peterís is New Jerseyís oldest Episcopal Parish. Royal charter, 1718. Churches on this site in 1722 and 1852.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 30.244′ N, 74° 15.939′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Rector Street and Gordon Street, on the left when traveling south on Rector Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 183 Rector Street, Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldest Parish in the State (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peterís Episcopal Church & Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Mundy Peterson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Perth Amboy Fireman's Triangle Forged 1883 (about 800 feet away); The Bill of Rights Arch (about 800 feet away); Perth Amboy City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
St. Peterís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
2. St. Peterís Church Marker
St. Peterís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
3. St. Peterís Church Marker
Marker on Rector Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
4. Marker on Rector Street
A large number of Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's Church.
St. Peterís Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
5. St. Peterís Church
While many Anglican Churches remained loyal to England during the American Revolution, St. Peter's was friendlier to the Patriot cause. Perth Amboy patriots used the church steeple as a lookout to observe the British in nearby Staten Island.
Perth Amboy Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
6. Perth Amboy Church
Early in the Revolutionary War, a cannon was placed in the churchyard, aimed at the British fleet. In June of 1776, the British and the cannon at St. Peter's exchanged fire on several occasions.
St. Peter's from Staten Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
7. St. Peter's from Staten Island
The steeple of St. Peter's Church can be seen from the Staten Island side of Raritan Bay. This photo was taken from the war-time location of a portion of the British fleet.
 
 
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