Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey. (Marker Number 43.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites marker series.
Location. 40° 42.394′ N, 74° 32.952′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of S Maple Avenue and E Oak Street, on the right when traveling north on S Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 East Oak Street, Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernards Township War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (a few steps from this marker); Basking Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Basking Ridge Southard Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
Regarding Early Church. Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. This church is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
The congregation's original log meetinghouse was erected in 1717 near the old oak which still shadows the cemetery. George Whitefield, the Great Awakening evangelist, preached under the oak tree. George Washington frequented the new meetinghouse, constructed in 1748. Robert Finley, pastor from 1795 to 1817, was one of the prime organizers of the American Colonization Society. The present brick building
Also see . . .
1. The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Statement of significance for this church (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1. submitted on August 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.