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Rockaway in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockaway Presbyterian Church

 
 
Rockaway Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
1. Rockaway Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  
First Meeting House built
1758. During struggle for
Independence, church furnished
leadership and public forum
for patriots. Burying place of
General William Winds. Present
church built 1832.

 
Erected 1978 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 54.18′ N, 74° 30.771′ W. Marker is in Rockaway, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Academy Street, on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Church Street, Rockaway NJ 07866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockaway Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockaway World War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Morris Canal Stone Culvert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockaway Water Power
Rockaway Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
2. Rockaway Presbyterian Church Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Jackson House (approx. ¼ mile away); Kitchel Homestead (approx. 1.7 miles away); Job Allen Iron Works (approx. 2.1 miles away); Victory Gardens Borough (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockaway.
 
Marker on Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
3. Marker on Church Street
Rockaway Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
4. Rockaway Presbyterian Church
Grave of Brig. Gen. William Winds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
5. Grave of Brig. Gen. William Winds
The cemetery behind the Rockaway Presbyterian Church contains the graves of veterans of most of America's wars. Among these, as stated on the marker, is Gen. William Winds.

William Winds
Brig Gen
NJ Militia
Revolutionary War
1727             1789
Revolutionary War Veterans Graves image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
6. Revolutionary War Veterans Graves
The graves of Pvt. Zenas Conger and Pvt. David Conger, both of the NJ Militia, are found in the Presbyterian Church cemetery in Rockaway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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