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

Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan

 
 
Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan
Inscription.
Organized 1694
Used as a military hospital and prison during the Revolution. The trials of Major John Andre as a spy, and of Joshua Heit Smith for treason, were held here in 1780.
 
Erected 1921 by Rockland County Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 1.341′ N, 73° 56.87′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trial of Andre (here, next to this marker); Tappan World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The First Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Blauvelt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Morris Bartow House (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Continental Light Dragoons (within shouting distance
Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 29, 2016
2. Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan Marker
The marker is to the left of the door.
of this marker); “76 House” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old ‘76 House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Regarding Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan. The present church was built in 1835 and is the third church at this site. Architecture Federal and Greek Revival. The second church was the one in which the André trial was held as denoted by this marker. It was used as prison and hospital after Baylor Massacre in 1778.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Photograph of the Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan. Historic photograph of the Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan taken on February 8, 1920, published by the Historical Society of Rockland County. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Kings Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Marker on Kings Highway
Reformed Dutch Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Reformed Dutch Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,564 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 29, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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