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

The Land Upon Which We Pray

 
 
The Land Upon Which We Pray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
1. The Land Upon Which We Pray Marker
Inscription.
This property granted for church purposes
by the Lord Proprietors of East Jersey
294 years ago, in the year 1682.

Provision was made in the grant for a
triangle or “gore” for the church.

The first church building, “Old First”
Dutch Reformed Church, was erected in 1683.

August of 1902 became the property of
Sts. Peter and Paul Independent Polish
Catholic Church.

George Washington and Continental Army
encamped here the evening of November 21, 1776.

For nearly three centuries this land
represents an unbroken dedication to the
worship of God through Jesus Christ.

Sts. Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic
Church and its members are the present
custodians of this rich heritage.

Presented June 13, 1976
during Bicentennial Mass
Central Diocese of the Polish National
Catholic Church

 
Erected 1976 by Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church.
 
Location. 40° 51.319′ N, 74° 7.313′ W. Marker is in Passaic, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker can be reached from River Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Sts. Peter and Paul
Marker at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
2. Marker at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Catholic Church. Marker is in this post office area: Passaic NJ 07055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Grave Monument (here, next to this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); Daughters of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Garritse (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Nassau Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); General John J. Pershing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Passaic.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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