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Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revolutionary War Dead

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Revolutionary War Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Revolutionary War Dead Marker
Inscription.
1775         1783
In memory of these valiant men who served their country in the Revolutionary War and who are buried in this churchyard.

Erected by the Orange Mountain Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1931

 
Erected 1931 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Orange Mountain Chapter. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.426′ N, 74° 14.056′ W. Marker is in Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street (Route 659) near Scotland Road (Route 638), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the churchyard of the First Presbyterian Church in Orange. Marker is in this post office area: Orange NJ 07050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dispatch Rider of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown (approx. half a mile away); Orange Vietnam Monument (approx. half a mile away); Orange Korean Conflict Monument
Marker in First Presbyterian Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. Marker in First Presbyterian Churchyard
The marker lists 78 Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried in this churchyard.
(approx. half a mile away); Orange World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orange World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orange Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Llewellyn Park Gatehouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
Regarding Revolutionary War Dead. The First Presbyterian Church Burying Ground is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), 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 First Church Burying Ground includes approximately four hundred graves, the greater number predating 1840. The oldest dated tombstone, 1723, is that of Anthony Oliff, one of the founders of the Mountain Society (First Presbyterian Church). Daniel Taylor and Caleb Smith, the first two pastors, are buried here, as is Dr. John Condit, distinguished surgeon in the Revolutionary
Revolutionary War Soldier Graves image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. Revolutionary War Soldier Graves
Many Revolutionary soldiers and other patriots were laid to rest in this churchyard. Also located here is the statue to the Dispatch Riders of the American Revolution.
War and a U.S. Senator. First Church was destroyed by fire in 1927, and the new structure was erected in the old Burying Ground.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
4. First Presbyterian Church
The marker is located in the churchyard in front of this church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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