Orient in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Methodist Church
Built in 1835 under its first resident pastor, Rev. Samuel King, on land donated by Thomas Vincent Young. Earlier pioneers of Orient Methodism met together regularly for classes conducted by itinerant circuit riders as early as 1802.
Erected by Oysterponds Historical Society, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 8.337′ N, 72° 18.207′ W. Marker is in Orient, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Village Lane north of Orchard Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located directly in front of subject church, just left of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1395 Village Lane, Orient NY 11957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poquatuck Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mile Marker #30 (approx. 3.4 miles Fire Fighter (approx. 4.1 miles away); Historic Sites of Early Mills and Bridges (approx. 6½ miles away); Horton Point Lighthouse (approx. 8.3 miles away); Capt. John Underhill Home Site / Historic Peck's Inn (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Point House (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orient.
Also see . . . What’s next for Orient’s historic Methodist church?.
North Fork United Methodist Church has officially absorbed all four local congregations — Southold, Cutchogue, Greenport and Orient — into one regional church. But what will happen to the historic church building Orient congregants will leave behind? “Financially, this is a challenge and we’re trying to find creative ways to approach this so we can preserve this." Dinah Seiver, secretary and board member of OCA, said her organization has discussed finding a solution to keep the church intact. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.