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Commack in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Comac Church

 
 
Comac Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
1. Comac Church Marker
Inscription.  Oldest Methodist church building in New York State. Built in 1789, organized in 1783. John Philips, first preacher.

 
Erected 1974 by Town of Huntington.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
 
Location. 40° 50.698′ N, 73° 17.586′ W. Marker is in Commack, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Town Line Road north of Jericho Turnpike, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 486 Town Line Road, Commack NY 11725, 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. Whitman's Hollow (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Huntington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hubbs House (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Carll Burr House (approx. half a mile away); 1918 Crash Site (approx. half a mile away); Brindley Field (approx. one mile away); Site of Mabel F. Carrl Farmhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Long Island Motor Parkway (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commack.
 
Also see . . .  Commack Methodist Church and Cemetery (Wikipedia).
Comac Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
2. Comac Church and Marker
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"Commack United Methodist Church and Cemetery is a historic Methodist church meeting house and cemetery located at 486 Townline Road in Commack, Suffolk County, New York. It was built in 1789 and is a relatively large, two story, two bay shingled building with a broad, overhanging gable roof. It is the oldest Methodist church in New York State in continuous operation. The surrounding burial ground has graves dating to the 18th century." (Submitted on December 23, 2019.) 
 
Commack Methodist Church and additional marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
3. Commack Methodist Church and additional marker
The additional signage reads, "Commack Methodist Church, Society formed 1783, Building erected in 1789. Believed to be the oldest Methodist edifice in the State of New York and the fourth oldest in America being in it's original architecture and in continuous Use Since 1789"
Graveyard behind the Commack Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
4. Graveyard behind the Commack Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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