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

English Neighborhood Reformed Church

 
 
English Neighborhood Reformed Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2008
1. English Neighborhood Reformed Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1770 as a Dutch Reformed Church, the first building, erected in 1768, was located in Leonia. After the Revolution, it was decided to “Erect a New One in A more Proper Place”. In 1793 the present church was built on the farm of Cornelius Vreelandt in the locality once known as the “Point”. Stone from the first building was used in construction of this church which has survived without major alteration.
Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Ridgefield
 
Erected 1976 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 105.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 50.068′ N, 74° 0.75′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Edgewater Avenue W and Church Ave, on the right when traveling east on Edgewater Avenue W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1040 Edgewater Ave, Ridgefield NJ 07657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comfort Women ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Paulison – Christie House
Marker at English Neighborhood Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2008
2. Marker at English Neighborhood Reformed Church
The English Neighborhood Reformed Church was originally located in Leonia. Before the Revolutionary War, the area that today is Leonia, Cliffside Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Fort Lee was known as "English Neighborhood."
( approx. 1.5 miles away); Leonia Tract ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Leonia Patent ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Armory and Drill Hall ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Palisades Amusement Park ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Gethsemane Cemetery ( approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Brief History of Ridgefield. Includes a brief history of this church. (Submitted on April 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Reformed Church at Ridgefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2008
3. Reformed Church at Ridgefield
The church at this site was constructed in 1793, and appears today much as it did back then.
English Neighborhood Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2008
4. English Neighborhood Reformed Church
During the Revolutionary War, the pastor of this church was a renowned Tory, who fled to England as the war intensified.
Original Site of Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
5. Original Site of Church
The Dutch Reformed Church of the English Neighborhood originally stood on this location in Leonia before being moved to Ridgefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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