Rochester in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
First Church Congregational
This Building Constructed 1790
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1731.
Location. 43° 18.145′ N, 70° 58.473′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street just south of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject church building, just to the left of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 South Main Street, Rochester NH 03867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reverend Amos Main (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arched Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rochester Commons Bandstand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rochester Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berwick Maine War Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away in Maine); Henry Wilson (approx. 6.6 miles away); Farmington Honor RollTown of Farmington War Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Reverend Amos Main, Rochester, New Hampshire
Also see . . . First Church History. When we speak of our church as First Church Congregational, instead of First Congregational Church, we are recognizing that it not only is the first (and only) Congregational Church in Rochester; it was, for many years, the only church in Rochester. Rochester was incorporated as a town in 1722, but it was not until 1728 that settlers started to clear the land and built primitive log cabins. It was voted by the town proprietors in April 1730 to build a church. The building was finished and dedicated on June 24, 1731. Because it was the only public building, it was used for town meetings and for any other meeting of importance to the townspeople. (Submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.