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

Reformed Church of Closter

Built 1862

 
 
Reformed Church of Closter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. Reformed Church of Closter Marker
Inscription. Established as the “Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Closter City”, it was the first church erected in the Borough of Closter. Dedicated October 7, 1862, tradition says the church was the headquarters of the “Harrington Rifles”, a group of churchmen who drilled here for service in the Civil War. In 1868, the church housed first classroom in present Closter. The building has been enlarged and remodeled over the years.
Sponsored by the Reformed Church of Closter 1977

 
Erected 1977 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 64.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 58.415′ N, 73° 57.943′ W. Marker is in Closter, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and High Street (County Route 502), on the left when traveling north on West Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Closter NJ 07624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilderbrant Naugle House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Closter Public School
Marker on West Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker on West Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Parcells Homestead (approx. ¾ mile away); The Closter Horseman (approx. 0.8 miles away); Garret J. Durie House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sautes Tave’s Begraven Ground (approx. one mile away); Douwe Talema (approx. one mile away); Old Burying Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Closter.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Reformed Church of Closter image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
3. Reformed Church of Closter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,074 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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