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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The First Meeting House Erected in Salem

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 29, 2015
1. The First Meeting House Erected in Salem Marker
Inscription.
Here stood from 1634 until 1673
The First Meeting House
erected in Salem.
No structure was built earlier
for congregational worship
by a church formed in America.
It was occupied
for secular as well as religious uses.
In it preached, in succession,
I. Roger Williams III; Edward Norris;
II Hugh Peters IV; John Higginson.
It was enlarged in 1639 and
was last used for worship in 1670.
The First Church in Salem, gathered, July and August, 1629,
has had no place of worship but this spot.

Additional marker
The First Church in Salem occupied this spot from
1634 until 1923 and this building was its
fourth meeting House
Upon the union of the First and North Churches the
Society has met for worship in the
North Meeting House
Thereafter known as the First Church

 
Location. 42° 31.284′ N, 70° 53.709′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Essex Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221-227 Essex St., Salem MA 01970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town House (within shouting distance of this marker); Peabody Museum of Salem
The First Meeting House Erected in Salem Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 29, 2015
2. The First Meeting House Erected in Salem Marker
Marker is on the near corner of the building, now a restaurant on the ground floor.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Witch Gaol (about 700 feet away); The Burying Point (about 800 feet away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away); Essex County Armed Services Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Salem Witch Trials Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Nathaniel H. Felt (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
 
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