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Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

First Meeting House

First Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard A. Drew, 2022
1. First Meeting House Marker
Fifty feet to the east stood the
First Meeting House
of the
Town of Great Barrington
then known as
Upper Ousatonuck.
Erected 1742, it was used many years for the
public worship of God, and as the Town House.
"Our Fathers' God. We will exalt Him."
This stone place by the Town

Erected 1908 by Town of Great Barrington.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
Location. 42° 12.08′ N, 73° 21.394′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road (Massachusetts Route 23) and East Street, on the right when traveling east on State Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Water Street Cemetery, Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Stanley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Street Light (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alternating Current Electrification, 1886 (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Stanley Overlook
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Barrington Bi-Centennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laura Ingersoll Secord (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
Regarding First Meeting House. The first settled pastor of the Congregational Church, the Rev. Samuel Hopkins, is buried in the adjacent cemetery, as are many early inhabitants and soldier veterans.
Additional keywords. At side of Water Street Cemetery. Installation supported by Thursday Morning Club.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2022, by Bernard A. Drew of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 21, 2022, by Bernard A. Drew of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 25, 2023