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First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms

 
 
First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2010
1. First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms Marker
Inscription.
The First Presbyterian
Church of Connecticut
Farms was built in 1730
and burned to the ground
on June 7, 1780 by the
British and Hessian army.
Reverend James Caldwell
was minister.

 
Location. 40° 41.548′ N, 74° 16.387′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Stuyvesant Avenue (County Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connecticut Farms (here, next to this marker); Battle of Connecticut Farms (here, next to this marker); Washington’s Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jahn's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (approx. ¼ mile away); Caldwell’s Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Regarding First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms. During the Battle of Connecticut Farms, the wife of Rev. Caldwell, the church's minister, was killed by a British
First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms Marker
The village of Connecticut Farms was so-named because its first settlers were from Connecticut.
soldier. The British burned the church after being defeated in Springfield on June 23, 1780.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Presbyterian Church at Connecticut Farms image. Click for full size.
By R. C., August 14, 2010
3. Presbyterian Church at Connecticut Farms
Presbyterian Church at Connecticut Farms image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Presbyterian Church at Connecticut Farms
Church and Cemetery at Connecticut Farms image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
5. Church and Cemetery at Connecticut Farms
American, British and Hessian soldiers who died in the Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield are buried in the Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Caldwell Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
6. Caldwell Grave
Rev. James Caldwell and his wife Hannah are buried in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown, where Caldwell served as pastor from 1761 to 1776. Hannah was shot and killed by a British soldier during the Battle of Connecticut Farms.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 20, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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