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Leonia in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dutch Reformed Church

of the English Neighborhood

 
 
Dutch Reformed Church of the English Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. Dutch Reformed Church of the English Neighborhood Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
the Dutch Reformed Church
of the
English Neighborhood
Built in 1768-9 and
dedicated in 1770, with
Dominie Garrett Lydecker
its first minister.
Used as a guardhouse and hospital
at various times during the Revolution.
Torn down in 1792, some of the timbers
and stone used in construction of the
succeeding edifice in Ridgefield.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
 
Location. 40° 52.01′ N, 73° 59.32′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Hillside Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Memorial Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Days Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cole – Allaire – Boyd House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slave Burial Ground
Marker in Leonia image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker in Leonia
The English Neighborhood Reformed Church, which once stood at this location, was moved, stone by stone, from the Old English Neighborhood after the war to its current site in Ridgefield.
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(approx. half a mile away); Vreeland House (approx. half a mile away); English Neighborhood Road (approx. half a mile away); Van Horne’s Grist Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonia.
 
English Neighborhood Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2008
3. English Neighborhood Reformed Church
This is the current site of the Reformed Church in Ridgefield. When the church was located in Leonia, the pastor was a renowned Tory who fled to England when the war heated up.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,966 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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