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West Newbury in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse.

Completed in 1711.

 
 
Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. Marker image. Click for full size.
January 12, 2019
1. Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. Marker
Inscription.  Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. Completed in 1711.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 42° 48.484′ N, 70° 57.509′ W. Marker is in West Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 113) west of Chase Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Newbury MA 01985, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Cornelius Conway Felton (approx. ¾ mile away); At this site in 1952 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birthplace of Jacob Bayley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Near This Site (approx. 1½ miles away); First Site of the Second Parish Meetinghouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of the Quaker Meetinghouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Native American Raid (approx. 1.9 miles away); Camp Sylvester (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Newbury.
 
Regarding Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse.. The site of the First Parish Meetinghouse is located
Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. Marker image. Click for full size.
January 12, 2019
2. Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. Marker
at 708-70 Main Street. The story behind this marker is about West Newbury’s origins as a separate town, begun with a Thirty Years Quarrel that involved unauthorized construction of two rivalrous meetinghouses—three if you count the one rebuilt after the hostile razing of the first by adherents to the second.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Markers in West Newbury. (Submitted on September 6, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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