South Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
First Congregational Church of South Portland
Near this hallowed ground our earliest settlers erected in 1722 a garrison-meeting house for worship and protection. This was the beginning of the First Congregational Church of South Portland, which was established on November 10, 1734.
Dedicated November 10, 1984
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Forts or Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 43° 38.907′ N, 70° 13.716′ W. Marker is in South Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Fort Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the All Faiths Chapel on the Southern Maine Community College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Portland ME 04106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Preble (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlement (about 700 feet away); Shipbuilding Fort Gorges (about 700 feet away); Morris P. Cates (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Preble (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Ship Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Portland.
Also see . . . History of the First Congregational Church of South Portland, Maine. (Submitted on May 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.