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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Presbyterian Church in Westfield

 
 
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By R. C., May 22, 2010
1. Presbyterian Church in Westfield Marker
Inscription. Near this site stood the first permanent house of worship in Westfield, organized in 1728, built in 1735, known as the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

The bell played an active part in the Revolution, being rung to warn the Patriots of the approach of the British. It was captured by the enemy and carried to Staten Island, but recovered after the war and now hangs in the belfry of the present church.
 
Erected 1935 by Westfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.188′ N, 74° 20.821′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on 140 Mountain Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downer Well Cap (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Westfield Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of Westfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Soldiers
Presbyterian Church in Westfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Presbyterian Church in Westfield Marker
The Presbyterian Church can be seen behind the marker.
(about 400 feet away); Revolutionary Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Westfield (approx. mile away); Gallows Hill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
Also see . . .  The Presbyterian Church in Westfield history. (Submitted on May 28, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Presbyterian Church Belfry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
3. Presbyterian Church Belfry
The bell mentioned on the marker that warned of the approach of the British hangs in this belfry.
Presbyterian Church in Westfield, New Jersey image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Presbyterian Church in Westfield, New Jersey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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