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First Congregational Church of South Portland

 
 
First Congregational Church of South Portland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2011
1. First Congregational Church of South Portland Marker
Inscription.  

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

 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1808.
 
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); Coast Artillery Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring Point Ledge Light (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
First Congregational Church of South Portland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2011
2. First Congregational Church of South Portland Marker
Next to All Faiths Chapel, at sunset
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line); West Yard (about 600 feet away); Shipbuilding (about 600 feet away); East Yard (about 600 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 600 feet away); Early Settlement (about 700 feet 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 558 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022