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New Providence in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Providence Presybterian Church

 
 
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By Raymond Siwek, January 9, 2021
1. New Providence Presybterian 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 
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By Raymond Siwek, January 9, 2021
2. New Providence Presybterian Church Marker
42.352′ N, 74° 24.416′ W. Marker is in New Providence, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Ave. and Passaic Ave., on the right when traveling west on Springfield Ave.. 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); 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); Johnson House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Price-Baldwin House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Providence.
 
New Providence Presybterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, January 9, 2021
3. New Providence Presybterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. 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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