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

Old North Church

 
 
Old North Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
1. Old North Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1723 as the Schraalenburgh Reformed Dutch Church. First church was built in 1728. In 1801 the present Old North Reformed Church was built, one mile north of first site, and continues as a Reformed congregation. This sanctuary is considered one of the finest examples of early American church architecture. Its churchyard is the resting place of many Revolutionary War soldiers.
Sponsored by Old Schraalenburgh Historical Society
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.423′ N, 73° 59.641′ W. Marker is in Dumont, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumont NJ 07628, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Grateful Remembrance (here, next to this marker); Derick Banta House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Merritt Memorial
Washington Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
2. Washington Avenue Marker
Early Dutch residents of this area attended the Dutch Reformed Church in Hackensack. Some of these congregants split in 1724 and formed the True Dutch Church here at Schraalenburgh. In 1799, another split resulted in the founding of this Dutch Reformed Church in 1801. "Schraalenburgh" means "scraggly hill" in Dutch.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Merritt (approx. 0.9 miles away); South Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); African American Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Zabriskie-Christie House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumont.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Brief History of Dumont. Dumont Online. (Submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old North Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
3. Old North Church
Old North Church in Dumont image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
4. Old North Church in Dumont
Soldiers passed this church several times in the history of the United States. During the Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington passed this point with the Continental Army. Years later, during World Way I, more than one million soldiers marched past here on their way to nearby Camp Merritt for service overseas.
Interior of Old North Church image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey for the Historic American Buildings Survey, July 10, 1936
5. Interior of Old North Church
Old North Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chip Renner, November 5, 2016
6. Old North Church Marker
Old North Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chip Renner, November 5, 2016
7. Old North Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,031 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Chip Renner of Rochelle Park, N.j.. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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