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New Providence Presbyterian Church

 
 
New Providence Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Raymond Siwek, January 9, 2021
1. New Providence Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Christians have been worshipping and serving Christ on this corner since 1737. That year, a meeting house made of logs was built on this property by the Turkey Christian Church. Over the next two years, 19 acres of land was deeded to the congregation, the church affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and a new meeting house was built. On a Sunday in 1748, the balcony of the church collapsed during a worship service and landed on the people below but remarkably no one was seriously injured! The people recognized that God's providential care had protected everyone there that day. In honor of that divine intervention, in 1750 the local leaders of Turkey decided to rename the town "New Providence". The outline of the front of the current sanctuary, completed in 1834, was added to the the town seal. Today, New Providence Presbyterian Church continues to thrive and pursue it's calling to serve Christ both here on this corner and around the world. To that end, all are welcome.
 
Erected 2020 by New Providence Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 40° 42.352′ N, 74° 24.416′ W. Marker is in New Providence, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Passaic Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Springfield Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 Springfield Ave, New Providence NJ 07974, 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. The Country’s Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrison-Dickinson-Genung House / Salt Box Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Academy / Old Borough Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Providence 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Providence Veterans Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); New Providence United Methodist Cemetery & Memorial Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bey's Boxing Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Vernon School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Providence.
 
New Providence Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Raymond Siwek, January 9, 2021
2. New Providence Presbyterian Church Marker
New Providence Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Raymond Siwek, January 9, 2021
3. New Providence Presbyterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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