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Caldwell in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rev. James Caldwell

1734   -   1781

 
 
Rev. James Caldwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
1. Rev. James Caldwell Marker


Inscription.  
“There are times when it is righteous
to fight as well as to pray”

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Rev. James Caldwell, in whose honor
this community was named,
early espoused the country’s cause
in the War for American Independence.
Chaplain – Deputy Quartermaster – General in Washington’s Army.
Sterling Patriot – Fearless Preacher.
Martyr on Freedom’s Altar.
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Erected by the New Jersey Society.
Sons of the American Revolution,
November 24, 1924
1734   -   1781

 
Erected 1924 by New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1774.
 
Location. 40° 50.339′ N, 74° 16.516′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue (New Jersey Route 507) and Roseland
Rev. James Caldwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., August 26, 2010
2. Rev. James Caldwell Marker
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Avenue (County Route 527), on the right when traveling east on Bloomfield Avenue. Marker is in front of the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell NJ 07006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Fire House in Caldwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Burying Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brick Store (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ancient Native American Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Bloomfield Avenue School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington’s Temporary Headquarters (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hillside School War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); 647 Bloomfield Avenue (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reverend James Caldwell. A brief biography of Rev. James Caldwell. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. James Caldwell. General Joseph Martin Chapter TNSSAR website. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Bloomfield Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
3. Bloomfield Avenue Marker
Marker in Caldwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
4. Marker in Caldwell
The marker can be seen in the background, to the left.
First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
5. First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell
The marker is located in front of this church. The church, which was founded in 1784, is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,142 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on August 30, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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