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The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida

 
 
The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
1. The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida Marker
Inscription.  The oldest Presbyterian church in Florida was organized June 10, 1824, as the First Presbyterian Church of St. Augustine. The first church building was erected on this site January 1, 1825. In 1890 the congregation moved into the new sanctuary which Henry Morrison Flagler built on Sevilla and Valencia Streets as a memorial to his daughter, Jennie Louise Benedict.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1824.
 
Location. 29° 53.342′ N, 81° 18.705′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Saint George Street south of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upham Winter Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Canova-Prince Murat House (within shouting distance of this marker); Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Record Building (Cordova Apartments) (about 400 feet away); Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House
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(about 400 feet away); Garcia-Dummett House (about 400 feet away); Sisters of St. Joseph - Florida Motherhouse (about 500 feet away); Fernandez-Llambias House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz, June 6, 2017
2. The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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