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Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Church

 

— The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
1. First Church Marker
Inscription.  The First Church congregation built this meeting house and dedicated it on November 15, 1818. The frame was raised by men from Belfast and neighboring towns. The parish committee provided a barrel of punch for the workers. Notable features include a Paul Revere bell, the first church bell in Belfast, hung the following year, and the town-owned clock built in 1836 by Phineas Quimby and Major Timothy Chase. Over the years the church has been lovingly maintained by its congregation. In 1975 the George Stevens tracker organ, which was installed in 1848, was fully restored, and the clock tower and steeple were refurbished in 1998. The first minister of the church, the Rev. William Frothingham, served for 27 years and many distinguished ministers have followed in his footsteps.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1896.
 
Location. 44° 25.493′ N, 69° 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
2. First Church Marker
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0.401′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Church Street near Spring Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Belfast (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Main Street (about 300 feet away); Education First and Foremost (about 300 feet away); Civil War Hero (about 500 feet away); The Windsor Hotel (about 500 feet away); A Benevolent Bequest (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #11 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
First Church image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
3. First Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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