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South Plainfield in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church of South Plainfield

 
 
First Baptist Church of South Plainfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2016
1. First Baptist Church of South Plainfield Marker
Inscription. The First Baptist Church, the oldest religious institution in South Plainfield, was founded by local Baptists in 1792 as the Samptown Baptist Church. The first church building was constructed in the same year outside the colonial hamlet of Samptown in what is now the Hillside Cemetery of Samptown on present day New Market Avenue. A larger church was built on that site n 1832. When that structure was destroyed by fire in 1879, the present church was constructed the next year in what was then the village of New Brooklyn, which was becoming the economic and social center of the community. Now changed from its original Gothic Stick design, it is the oldest church building in South Plainfield. The adjacent parsonage was constructed in 1911. Many families prominent in the history of the area were members of the congregation. The name of the Church was changed to the New Brooklyn Baptist Church (1883), South Plainfield Baptist Church (1892), and the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield (1966).

This historic marker is a gift to the people of South Plainfield from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2010.
 
Location. 40° 34.813′ N, 74° 24.737′ W. Marker is in South Plainfield, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Hamilton Blvd. Touch for map

First Baptist Church of South Plainfield image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2016
2. First Baptist Church of South Plainfield
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Hamilton Blvd., South Plainfield NJ 07080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Police Athletic League Memorial Field (approx. mile away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samptown Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Plainfield Garden Club (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Oak Tree Neighborhood (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Reuben Ayers House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oak Tree Pond (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Plainfield.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Parsonage next to the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2016
3. Parsonage next to the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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