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Monroe in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Church

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
First Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, November 28, 2009
1. First Church Marker
Inscription. Presbyterian Meeting House 1783. Land gift of Daniel Miller. First Pastor Silas Constant. Last service 1853 Rev. Daniel Niles Freeland.
 
Erected by Monroe Historical Society. (Marker Number 231.)
 
Location. 41° 19.518′ N, 74° 10.44′ W. Marker is in Monroe, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Spring Street (County Route 105) 0.2 miles from Freeland Street (County Route 40), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Spring Street, Monroe NY 10950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Heroes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monroe Race Track (approx. 0.6 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); McGarrah’s Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Settler (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Monroe Cheese Co. (approx. ľ mile away); Village of Monroe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Monroe School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Regarding First Church. Seamanville Cemetery is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical
Seamanville Cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, November 28, 2009
2. Seamanville Cemetery entrance.
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 cemetery was the site of the first Presbyterian service in Monroe, held under a tree by Rev. Silas Constant in 1783. A meeting house was constructed on the site in the same year. The original building featured square pews, a gallery, and an octagonal pulpit. Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe worshiped in the frame structure until 1853, when a new church was built at another location.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
First Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Presbyterian Historical Society
3. First Church Marker
Another monument is located in Seamanville Cemetery and reads:
Erected by the Trustees
of the First Presbyterian Church
of Monroe N.Y. Nov 1, 1912

To Mark the Site of the First
Church Building Erected May 5, 1783
and
In Memory of the Pioneer Dead
Who Lie Buried Here in
Unmarked Graves.
Millstone image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, November 28, 2009
4. Millstone
This millstone was given in Memory of Frank C. Faber by his Family It came from the mill of Daniel Miller who, in 1783, danated land for a meeting house and burial ground. This land was the site of the original Presbyterian Church of Monroe and is now the Historical Section of Seamanville Cemetery.
Central plaza in Seamanville Cemetery, site of 1783 Presbyterian Meeting House. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, November 28, 2009
5. Central plaza in Seamanville Cemetery, site of 1783 Presbyterian Meeting House.
 
 
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