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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Westfield Church

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
1. Westfield Church Marker
Inscription.
Congregation organized in
1727. Second church was
site of trial of Parson
Caldwell’s killer. Present
church dedicated in 1862.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey. (Marker Number 36.)
 
Location. 40° 39.217′ N, 74° 20.789′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on E Broad Street (County Route 509), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian Church in Westfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downer Well Cap (about 300 feet away); Men of Westfield (about 400 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Revolutionary Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Westfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gallows Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
Regarding Westfield Church. The Westminster Presbyterian Church is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS),
Westfield Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
2. Westfield Church Marker
headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

The Presbyterian Church in Westfield was established in 1727, when Nathaniel Hubbell answered an appeal to Yale College for a minister to serve the congregation. British troops occupied the church during the Revolution and removed the bell to prevent its being used to warn of British attacks. The bell was later found on Staten Island and returned. The present church structure (the fourth) was built in 1862. Burials in the adjacent cemetery date from 1724.
 
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Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on E Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
3. Marker on E Broad Street
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
4. The Presbyterian Church in Westfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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