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First Settlers of Newark

 
 
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. First Settlers Marker
Newark was settled in 1666 by Connecticut Puritans and was originally named Pesayak Town.
Inscription.  
This tablet is placed
upon this church
the oldest of all our
local institutions,
in memory of
the first settlers
who founded
“Ye town upon ye Pesayak”
1666

Erected by the Newark
members of the New Jersey
Society of Colonial
Dames of America • 1902

 
Erected 1902 by Society of Colonial Dames of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1666.
 
Location. 40° 44.06′ N, 74° 10.352′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Branford Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Marker is on the right fron of the Old First Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newark Covenant (a few steps from this marker); “Old First” (a few
Markers in Newark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Markers in Newark
Several markers are found on the church. The First Settlers marker is seen here on the right.
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steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Newark Female Charitable Society (approx. ¼ mile away); This Liberty Pole (approx. ¼ mile away); Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); First School Safety Patrol in America (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Site-Grace Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Old First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Old First Presbyterian Church
The marker is seen here to the right of the rightmost door on the church.
Old First Church Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
4. Old First Church Plaque
The First Settlers of Newark marker is located on the front of the Old First Presbyterian Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Aug. 8, 2022