Springfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
storehouse in Revolution.
Destroyed by British in
Battle of Springfield.
Present church built 1791.
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey. (Marker Number 9.)
Location. 40° 42.663′ N, 74° 18.609′ W. Marker is in Springfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Morris Avenue (New Jersey Route 124) and Church Mall, on the right when traveling west on Morris Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield NJ 07081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springfield (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots who fell at Springfield (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cannonball House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army (approx. half a mile away); To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (approx. half a mile away); Colonel Elias Dayton (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Regarding Colonial Church.
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
The First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1745. The congregation's second meeting house was destroyed when the retreating British burned Springfield. When the Patriots were running short of gun wadding in the midst of the Battle of Springfield, June 23, 1780, Chaplain James Caldwell rushed into First Church to grasp an armful of Watts' hymnals. He gave them to the American troops with the exhortation, "Put Watts into them, boys!" The present (third) building was erected in 1791.
Also see . . .
1. The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Statement of significance for this church (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,481 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on May 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7, 8. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.