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Franklin Lakes in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church

 
 
Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
1. Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  
Organized in 1855 as the Methodist Episcopal Church of Campgaw, the first church was built on Circle Ave, in 1856, but was destroyed by fire in 1919.

William V. Pulis donated a lot ‘in a most commanding part of the village.’ and the stone church was completed in 1921, built of rocks from the farmers’ fields.

For many years the only church to serve the community, the new sanctuary was added in 1968 to serve the growing congregation.
Sponsored by the Roy Bender Memorial Fund

 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 41° 1.327′ N, 74° 12.112′ W. Marker is in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Pulis Avenue and Mabel Ann Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Pulis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin Lakes NJ 07417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Marker on Pulis Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
2. Marker on Pulis Avenue
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wyckoff Reformed Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Ackerman House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hendrik Van Allen House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hendrick Van Allen House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Franklin Lake (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dahlgren Gun (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin Lakes.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
3. Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church
The original Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church on Circle Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Catherine Francis Ackerman Storms, circa 1910
4. The original Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church on Circle Ave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Warren Storms of Mahwah, N.j..

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