The Old Stone Church
Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park (approx. one mile away); Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); Morris Park World War I Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamaica.
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution Rufus King Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 40° 42.241′ N, 73° 47.875′ W. Marker is in Jamaica, New York, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Hall Street and Jamaica Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Union Hall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamaica NY 11432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock (here, next to this marker); Prospect Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Prospect Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The King Mansion
Also see . . . Sidewalk clock on Jamaica Avenue (Wikipedia). "The village of Jamaica, settled by a band of English people, was granted a charter for “Rustdorp” by Governor Stuyvesant in 1656. Six years later, about 25 families of these settlers joined together to make this church. At a town meeting the same year it was voted to build a parsonage, 26 ft. long and 17 ft. wide, a large house for the time and place, the whole town being assessed for the cost. This parsonage served as the house for a few years until the town church was built in the last decade of the 17th century. The new meeting house was variously called : “The Town Church,” “The Stone Church” and “The Church.” It stood on the main street of the village not far from the present corner of Fulton Street and (Submitted on December 14, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.