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Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
1. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church Marker
The marker commemorates the history of the church and its role in the history of Sussex County.
Inscription. In 1887, bordering "The Great Road" (Rt. 94) where Warren and Sussex Counties meet at an elevation 880 feet, a church and manse were erected as the third location of this Presbyterian congregation, built in the Victorian Queen Anne style by Simeon Cooke of Newton. In 1750 the congregation began in a log church one mile southeast of here. Land was eventually purchased and a second church built in 1786 on this ridge between two valleys. In 1889 this yellow church was incorporated in Sussex County under its present name.
 
Erected 2008 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee. (Marker Number 361.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 40° 59.737′ N, 74° 51.594′ W. Marker is in Fredon Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Yellow Frame Road near New Jersey Route 94. Touch for map. Located just off Route 94 North at the border of Sussex and Warren Counties; marker is located on the lawn of the church grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. Yellow Frame Cemetery and Marker
flies. Logg Gaol (approx. 2.4 miles away); Johnsonburg (approx. 2½ miles away); Casper Shafer (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fredon (approx. 3½ miles away); Thomas Woolverton's Tavern (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown (approx. 5.2 miles away); Simeon Cook Residence (approx. 5.2 miles away); Dr. John C. Johnson Residence (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church. The First Presbyterian Church of Upper Hardwick 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:

All that remains of the original First Presbyterian Church of Upper Hardwick is the original cemetery, which straddles Dark Moon Road. Sometime between 1750 and 1763 Presbyterian settlers of northwestern New Jersey built a log church. It was the first Presbyterian church in the region. After the Revolutionary War, the area’s mineral wealth led to an expanding population and the need for a new church. The congregation moved to Shaw’s Lane, north of
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
3. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church
the old site, and in September 1786, dedicated a yellow frame church. The Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church still meets on the same site, although the current building dates to 1887. The cemetery on Dark Moon Road remained in use for nearly fifty years after the congregation moved to the new site.

 
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Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
4. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
5. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
6. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church Marker
North east corner of the orginal site of the old Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church.
Erected 1766.
Abandoned 1887.
Taken down 1905.
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
7. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church
Warren County, New Jersey.
Committee: Wm. Waterfield, Hiram France, W.S. Barber, J.H. Thatcher.
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
8. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church Marker
Sussex County, New Jersey.
Committee: J.A. Wintermute, P.R. Hardin, G.W. Slater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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