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Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Church

 
 
Early Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2016
1. Early Church Marker
Inscription. A pioneer log church was built under the ancient oak before 1731. A frame church replaced it in 1749. Present structure, 1839.
 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 42.394′ N, 74° 32.952′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of S Maple Avenue and E Oak Street, on the right when traveling north on S Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 East Oak Street, Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernards Township War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (a few steps from this marker); Basking Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Basking Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southard Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Early Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Early Church Marker

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on S Maple Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Marker on S Maple Avenue
This church is located just down the road from the location of the Widow White's Tavern, where Gen. Charles Lee, Washington's second-in-command, was captured by the British on December 13, 1776.
The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge
Gen. George Washington and his officers were frequent visitors to this church during the Revolutionary War. The ladies of the church took great pleasure in serving refreshments to the commanding General.
600 Year Old Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. 600 Year Old Oak Tree
This white oak tree, located in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church, is estimated to be over 600 years old. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette once had a picnic in the shade of this great tree.
Early Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
6. Early Church Marker
Lt. George Bockoven is one of many Revolutionary War veterans buried in the churchyard. Quite a few Civil War veterans also were laid to rest in this cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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