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

Historic First Reformed Church

 
 
Historic First Reformed Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
1. Historic First Reformed Church Marker
Inscription. Earliest records of this pioneer Dutch church, dated 1686, mark it as the second oldest in New Jersey. Old stones embedded in the east wall show the initials of founding families and first settlers. The old burying ground contains the grave of General Enoch Poor, a Revolutionary officer. His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and Lafayette and a portion of the American army.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society, sponsored by Helen Demarest Bowe and Theresa Bicknell Zabriskie. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.747′ N, 74° 2.581′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Court St. and Church St., on the left when traveling east on Court St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor (a few steps from this marker); The Huguenots (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker);
Dutch Reformed Church and Burial Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
2. Dutch Reformed Church and Burial Grounds
Gen. Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Campbell Family Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Reformed Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bergen County Court House / Bergen County Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackensack Soldier and Sailor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hackensack First Reformed Church. The New Jersey Churchscape. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Bergen County Historical Society Historic Site Markers. This marker is listed on page 12 of this book published in 1996. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
3. Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor
Gen. Poor is one of many Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the churchyard of the Reformed Church.
Dutch Reformed Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
4. Dutch Reformed Churchyard
In addition to Revolutionary War soldiers, the churchyard is the final resting place for many of New Jersey's earliest residents.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,201 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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