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Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Yorktown Church

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Yorktown Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, January 2, 2010
1. Yorktown Church Marker
Inscription. Built by Presbyterians in 1738. Army store house during Revolution. Burned by British 1779. Present building erected 1799.
 
Erected 1947 by New York State Education Department. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 41° 17.649′ N, 73° 48.531′ W. Marker is in Yorktown Heights, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Crompond Road (U.S. 202) and Old Yorktown Road (New York State Route 132), on the right when traveling west on Crompond Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights NY 10598, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Burial Place (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); French Hill (approx. 1½ miles away); Yorktown Korean and Vietnam Wars Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yorktown World War I Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yorktown World War II Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mohegan Lake School World War I Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown Heights.
 
Regarding Yorktown Church.
The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, January 2, 2010
2. The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown
The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown 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:

Organized in 1730, the Yorktown congregation built its first meeting house in 1738. During the Revolutionary War, the church became an arsenal, barracks, and meeting place for the patriots. British troops burned the church to the ground in 1779. The church was rebuilt in 1785. A division in the church in 1806, led to one portion creating a Congregational Church on another site. The two churches were reunited in 1865. East Yard Cemetery, at the site of the Congregational Church, is still maintained by the church. The present structure was built in 1840. Both the East Yard Cemetery and the current church building are listed as sites on the Westchester African-American Heritage Trail.
 
Also see . . .  The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown history. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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