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

Francis Makemie

 
 
Francis Makemie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. Francis Makemie Marker
Inscription.
Near this site in 1707 Francis Makemie, a native of Ireland and Father of American Presbyterianism, challenged the edict of Lord Cornbury, Governor of the colony, forbidding him from preaching here. The services he conducted in William Jackson’s home resulted in his being indicted for preaching a “Pernicious Doctrine.” His spirited court appearance resulted in his acquittal. It was the first great victory here for religious liberty.

July 27, 1982
Irish Institute of New York

 
Erected 1982 by Irish Institute of New York.
 
Location. 40° 42.313′ N, 74° 0.819′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is located at Bowling Green. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George T. Delacorte (within shouting distance of this marker); 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Evacuation Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green (within shouting distance of
Francis Makemie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Francis Makemie Marker
this marker); Cunard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Caesar Alberti (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Fort Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Marker at Bowling Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. Marker at Bowling Green
Bowling Green Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. Bowling Green Fountain
The marker is located just north of this fountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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