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The American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites Registry was established by the Presbyterian Historical Society in 1973. The registry closed in 2002. To be listed in the registry, congregations submitted formal applications, which were first approved by the presbytery or classis within whose bounds the site lay, and then approved by the Society’s Historical Sites Committee. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number.
 
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Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — 168 — First Presbyterian ChurchHuntsville, Alabama — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Organized June 15, 1818 by the Rev. Gideon Blackburn, D.D. One of the state’s oldest Presbyterian churches. This site was selected for the first church building, dedicated on Oct. 13, 1822. The second and present, sanctuary was dedicated on May . . . — Map (db m121846) HM
California (Alameda County), Livermore — 391 — First Presbyterian Church Memorial ChapelBuilt 1874 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The First Presbyterian Church was the City's first Protestant church and an early significant religious institution of the City. Commemorated by City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission May 2007 — Map (db m121756) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 373 — Westminster Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m121391) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 83, 410 — St. John’s Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Registered Landmark Number 83 City and County of San Francisco — Map (db m121755) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-173 — Christiana Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Known in its early days as the "Presbyterian Church at Christiana Bridge," this congregation was organized in the 1730s. A church structure was built on this site soon after and a graveyard was established by the mid-18th century. Rev. Charles . . . — Map (db m145161) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — NC-75/256 — Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded as a Dutch Reformed Church, 1657. The first building was on the Strand end of the church lot. This church was one of 7 which organized the first Presbytery in America in 1706. Present brick meeting house was built 1707. — Map (db m122259) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Clarksville — SC-190/141 — Blackwater Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
In The 17th century, the colony of Maryland was founded as a refuge for Catholics and members of other religious faiths then subject to persecution. Many of the early settlers of this region, then a part of Maryland, were Presbyterians who had been . . . — Map (db m122258) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 326 — Historic New York Avenue Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This church, one of the Nation’s most historic, traces its beginnings to a small group of Scottish stonemasons meeting in a carpenter’s shop on the grounds of the White House during its construction in 1793. Many prominent Americans, including 17 . . . — Map (db m122257) HM
Florida (Nassau County), Fernandina Beach — 279 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized in 1858, this congregation worships in Fernandina's oldest church building, and one of the oldest in Florida. This colonial structure rests on land donated by David L. Yulee, Florida's first Senator, and a former member of the . . . — Map (db m121847) HM
Florida (Pinellas County), Dunedin — F-978, 345 — Historic Andrews Memorial ChapelAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Early Dunedin homesteader B. M. Brown and the Emerson family donated land for the construction of a church in 1876. Before it was built, John G. Andrews lost his brother William, who was killed while riding a horse during a violent storm. Andrews . . . — Map (db m121848) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), White Bluff — 025-92/98 — White Bluff Meeting HouseAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Here meets the oldest congregation following the Reformed (Calvinistic) theological tradition in continuous service in Georgia. In 1737, 160 Reformed Germans came to Savannah seeking religious freedom. After working their terms as indentured . . . — Map (db m121852) HM
Georgia (Franklin County), Carnesville — 059-6/409 — Hebron Presbyterian Church>>>>--- 2 mi. ---> — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Hebron Presbyterian Church was organized in 1796 by Rev. John Newton, a native of Pennsylvania. Rev. Thomas Newton, a younger brother, was the first pastor. First elders were John McEntire and Samuel Makie, natives of Ireland, and Thomas Mayes and . . . — Map (db m121853) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Flemington — 089-10/378 — Flemington Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized in 1815 as the Church and Society of Gravel Hill, this was a branch of Midway Church. the Rev. Robert Quarterman was the first pastor. The first edifice was built in 1836 on land donated by Simon Fraser. This one was completed in 1850 . . . — Map (db m121851) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lapwai — 241 — Spalding’s Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Inspired by Henry and Eliza Spalding’s missionary zeal, this church held its first service in 1876. A number of Nez Perce embraced Spalding’s religion. Soon there were Nez Perce ministers, hymns in the Nez Perce language, and Indian blankets and . . . — Map (db m121763) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 8 — Second Presbyterian ChurchJames Renwick, Architect, 1874 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Rebuilt in 1900 by Howard Van Doren Shaw When this neo-Gothic church was designed by a prominent New York architect, the surrounding streets, including Prairie Avenue one block east, were lined with the homes of wealthy Chicagoans. The fine . . . — Map (db m121834) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 434 — The Home of Caroline Scott HarrisonNational Historic Landmark — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The home of Caroline Scott Harrison First President General National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 1890-1892 and Benjamin Harrison Twenty Third President of the United States Erected in 1871 Presented by Indiana Daughers of . . . — Map (db m122216) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — 402 — Prospect HillAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected by Iowa Presbyterians In Memory of Rev. Sheldon Jackson Rev. T.H. Cleland Rev. J.C. Elliott Pioneer Missionaries who on April 29, 1869 from this hill top viewed the great unchurched areas and after prayer went out to win . . . — Map (db m121813) HM
Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 374 — Irvin HallAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress — Map (db m121780) HM
Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 17 — The Iowa, Sac and Fox MissionAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission was one of many Indian missions built in what is now Kansas between 1820 and 1862. Established in 1837 by Reverend Samuel and Eliza Irvin and Reverend William and Julia Hamilton, the mission was sponsored by the . . . — Map (db m121796) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — 258 — First Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 258 — Map (db m121382) HM
Kansas (Rice County), Sterling — 250 — Cooper HallBuilt in 1887 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ———————— American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. . . . — Map (db m121804) HM

Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 754, 130 — Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
One of three founded, 1784, by Reverend David Rice; earliest of this denomination west of Alleghenies. Here worshipped: James G. Birney, whose presidential candidacy in 1844 caused defeat of Henry Clay; John C. Breckinridge, whose 1860 candidacy . . . — Map (db m121839) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 844 — Home of Early MinisterAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Home of Rev. David Rice, founder of first Presbyterian churches west of Alleghanies, 1784. Born in Va., 1733; moved to Danville, Ky. in 1788 after having founded “Rice’s School,” or Transylvania Seminary near there, 1785. Member, State . . . — Map (db m121837) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — 313 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized 1817. The first pastor (1818-1820), the Rev. Sylvester Larned, built a church in 1819 in the plain Gothic Style on St. Charles Street near Gravier Street, William Brand, Architect-Builder. A Greek Revival style church was erected . . . — Map (db m121832) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Randallstown — 222 — Mt. Paran Presbyterian Church and CemeteryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Mt. Paran Church was incorporated September 18, 1841. The chruch was called Soldier’s Delight prior to 1841 and that congregation began circa 1776. The oldest legible tombstone is that of Robert Gilchrist, dated October 17, 1767. The oldest known . . . — Map (db m122235) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Westover — 224 — Rehoboth Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Here in 1683 Reverend Francis Makemie began his ministry and in 1706 built this church Ruins of Coventry Episcopal ChurchMap (db m122236) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — 119 — Meetinghouse Hill1630 - 1930 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Site of chapel erected in 1653 for John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. Here he preached to the Wamesit and Pennacook Indians, converting many and establishing a village of Christian Indians called Wamesit. — Map (db m122299) HM
Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L657A/281 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized in 1837, the same year that Coldwater became a village, the local Presbyterian society held services in various quarters until 1844 when it erected its first church. It completed the present Romanesque Revival-style brick church in 1869 at . . . — Map (db m122218) HM
Michigan (Cass County), Edwardsburg — L2079/354 — The Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
In 1831, Luther Humphrey of the American Home Missionary Society organized the Presbyterian Church of Edwardsburg. He described the village as "a few log cabins...standing amongst the bushes and brush." Members worshipped in homes until the chapel . . . — Map (db m122217) HM
Michigan (Kalamazoo County), Richland — L835A/368 — The First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
(Side One) Settlers from Hudson, Ohio, came to the Richland area (then known as Gull Prairie) in 1830. A year later, a Presbyterian congregation was organized. Established under the 1801 Plan of Union adopted by the Presbyterians and . . . — Map (db m122219) HM
Mississippi (Oktibbeha County), Starkville — 426 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On May 6, 1821, seven local citizens, including Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury, established the Mayhew Church in the area known as Mayhew Mission. This congregation was received into the Tombeckbee Presbytery in 1829 and moved to Starkville in 1834. The first . . . — Map (db m121845) HM
Missouri (Bates County), Rich Hill — 33 — Harmony MissionAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 33
[Front] Historic Harmony Mission, a school for the Indians of Missouri, once stood east of Rich Hill, on the north bank of the Osage River, near the centuries-old camping sites of the Great and Little Osage tribes. The mission was founded . . . — Map (db m121349) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Independence — 19 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The congregation dates from 1826. The church neither divided nor closed in the Civil War. Designed in 1888 by Nier, Hogg and Byram of Kansas City, Mo. Harry S. Truman first met Bess Wallace here in Sunday School in 1892. — Map (db m121823) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — 432 — Edward & Stephen Hempstead GravesAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Son of Stephen & Mary Hempstead Born at New London, Conn. June 3, 1780 Died at St. Louis Aug. 10, 1817. ————— First delegate to Congress from the Territory of Missouri 1812 . . . — Map (db m121828) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — 301 — First Presbyterian ChurchDedicated Jan. 1, 1867
This Carpenter Gothic Church was built at a cost of $12,000. It is listed as No. 301 of the American Presbyterian & Reformed Historic Sites. — Map (db m121758) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — 29 — “Old First”American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
First Presbyterian Church organized in 1666, Abraham Pierson, minister. Two edifices preceeded this one, begun in 1787 — Map (db m122276) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — 65 — Revolutionary War DeadAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
. . . — Map (db m122278) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — 234 — Church Cemeteryat Ewing Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Thirty-five veterans of the Revolution lie buried here in this 1708 cemetery of the Ewing Presbyterian Church. — Map (db m122269) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — 328 — Maidenhead Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Organized during 1698, this Presbyterian congregation was among the earliest in America. Part of this church was built in 1764. — Map (db m122268) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — 238 — The First Presbyterian Church and CemeteryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Civil War MonumentThe Civil War Soldiers Monument in this cemetery, located behind the church building complex, is one of New Jersey’s earliest Civil War monuments. On June 3, 1865, Reverend Joseph Gaston Symmes of the First Presbyterian Church . . . — Map (db m122264) HM WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — 357 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
By the Grace of God, “A building about thirty feet square unpainted inside and out, with no steeple or bell without and no stove within” was erected on this place in 1675 to serve as both a community church, town hall and burial ground . . . — Map (db m122272) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — 43 — Early ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
A pioneer log church was built under the ancient oak before 1731. A frame church replaced it in 1749. Present structure, 1839. — Map (db m122280) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Kingston — 26 — Kingston Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Prior to 1766, our house of worship was built on this site. The wooden structure was destroyed by fire in 1791, and a new building was erected on the same foundation soon afterward. This church building served our congregation until 1852 when we . . . — Map (db m122266) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Fredon Township — 361 — Yellow Frame Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
In 1887, bordering "The Great Road" (Rt. 94) where Warren and Sussex Counties meet at an elevation 880 feet, a church and manse were erected as the third location of this Presbyterian congregation, built in the Victorian Queen Anne style by Simeon . . . — Map (db m122282) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — 48 — Elizabeth Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This church was organized about 1664. The edifice which stood on this spot was burned by the British, January 25, 1780, during the Pastorate of Rev. James Caldwell, Chaplain in the New Jersey Brigade under Washington. This building was completed in . . . — Map (db m122275) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Springfield — 9 — Colonial ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Site of Church used as storehouse in Revolution. Destroyed by British in Battle of Springfield. Present church built 1791. — Map (db m122277) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Westfield — 36 — Westfield ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Congregation organized in 1727. Second church was site of trial of Parson Caldwell’s killer. Present church dedicated in 1862. — Map (db m122274) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 388 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The city’s earliest Presbyterian congregation organized in 1716, built this church in 1845 from plans by Joseph C. Wells after worshiping for over 120 years at Wall and Nassau Streets. The main edifice is modeled after the church of St. Saviour in . . . — Map (db m122286) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — 231 — First ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Presbyterian Meeting House 1783. Land gift of Daniel Miller. First Pastor Silas Constant. Last service 1853 Rev. Daniel Niles Freeland. — Map (db m122288) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Edinburg — 389 — Batchellerville Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 1867, Moved To Present Site 1930 To Escape Rising Waters Of Sacandaga Reservoir. — Map (db m122295) HM
New York (Schoharie County), Esperance — 15 — The Presbyterian Church Esperance, NY(Old Stone Church) — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The Presbyterian (Old Stone) Church, Esperance, N.Y. Organized May 2, 1823 Edifice Dedicated July 4, 1824 Sheldon Jackson Received As Member Oct. 2, 1853. Remodeled And Rededicated Jan. 14, 1897 — Map (db m122293) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — 257 — Presbyterian ChurchFirst Church in Monticello — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Established 1810. Lot gift by the Jones brothers. — Map (db m122289) HM
New York (Westchester County), Yorktown Heights — 7 — Yorktown ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Built by Presbyterians in 1738. Army store house during Revolution. Burned by British 1779. Present building erected 1799. — Map (db m122287) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — 228 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Formally organized on January 6, 1817 in the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Minor, First Presbyterian Church was formed under the leadership of the Rev. John Knox Witherspoon. Included among the charter members were the daughter and granddaughter of the . . . — Map (db m121985) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-13 / 429 — MacPherson ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Presbyterian. Founded by early Scottish settlers. Graves of Alexander MacPherson and T. H. Holmes, a Confederate general, 1 1/2 miles N. — Map (db m121984) HM
North Carolina (Scotland County), Laurinburg — 310 — Old Laurel Hill Church"O when will this cruel war end" — Carolina Campaign —
(preface) The Carolina Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman’s objective was to join with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to . . . — Map (db m121982) HM
Ohio (Adams County), West Union — 12-1 / 115 — First Presbyterian ChurchThomas Kirker — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
side A First Presbyterian Church The First Presbyterian Church of West Union, built in 1810, is known as the "Church of the Governors." Although the date is uncertain, the congregation was organized circa 1800 on Thomas Kirker's land on . . . — Map (db m122227) HM
Ohio (Clark County), New Carlisle — 183 — Honey Creek Presbyterian Historical MarkerRegistered Site #183 — Current Location of Historical Congregation —
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site #183 registered by the Presbyterian Historical Society Philadelphia, Pa. — Map (db m121348) HM
Ohio (Delaware County), Lewis Center — 15-21/342 — Liberty Presbyterian Church / Nathan CarpenterAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
(Side A:) Liberty Presbyterian Church Founded in 1810 The first religious society organized in Liberty Township was formed in 1810 by Elders Thomas Cellar, Josiah McKinnie, and Leonard Monroe. Cellar and McKinnie came to Delaware in . . . — Map (db m122231) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Wintersville — 438 — John D. KilgoreTwo Ridges Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Brass plaque: The Bell located in the tower above was donated by John D. Kilgore in 1887. The following inscription is found on the bell: May the Glory of This Latter House Be Greater Than Any Former. Church Organized 1802. 12 . . . — Map (db m122234) HM
Ohio (Miami County), Troy — 62 — Troy Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site #62 (logo) registered by the Presbyterian Historical Society Philadelphia, Pa. — Map (db m136189) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 226 — Dobbin HouseAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin. In use for some 25 years as one of the first classical schools west of the Susquehanna River. It is now a museum refurnished in keeping with the early period. — Map (db m122380) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 94 — Temples of MercyAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The churches of Gettysburg were the first to offer their facilities to serve the needs of wounded soldiers borne from the battlefield on July 1st. Public buildings and many private homes followed the lead in showing care and mercy. As soon as the . . . — Map (db m122379) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Bethel Park — 58 — Bethel Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded 1776, in the Old Stone Manse in South Park, by Reverend John McMillan, pioneer minister and educator. It is the mother of five nearby churches and has given its name to the community. In the cemetery, 14 Revolutionary War soldiers from this . . . — Map (db m122311) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Churchill — 59 — Beulah ChapelErected in 1837 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
This historic chapel, a landmark in the Pittsburgh area since 1837, is the third building occupied by the congregation of the Beulah Presbyterian Church, which was organized in 1784. Preceeded by two log buildings, the chapel is built of bricks made . . . — Map (db m122316) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — 363 — East Liberty Presbyterian ChurchHistoric Landmark — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
East Liberty Presbyterian Church Built 1931-1935 Cram & Ferguson, Architects — Map (db m122315) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Darlington — 57 — Free Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Protesting the slave holding decree of 1845 the Free Presbyterian Church was formed, and followers led by Reverend A.B. Bradford erected this beautiful church in 1847 after the Civil War in 1867 a jointure was made with the reformed presbyterians . . . — Map (db m122307) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Darlington — 47 — Greersburg AcademyAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Reverend Thomas E Hughes recognizing the need for a school for the frontier obtained approval and full support from the Erie Presbytery April 13, 1802 to construct a building and form a seminary. He proceeded to build the so called stone pile and . . . — Map (db m122308) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Hookstown — 14 — Site of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver County PennsylvaniaAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The congregation was served by supply ministers from 1784 until the coming of George M. Scott on Sept 14, 1799 he served Mill Creek Church for 40 years and rests in this burial ground — Map (db m122306) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — 54 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Oldest public building in Carlisle; erection begun, 1757. Here colonists met in 1774 to declare for independence, and George Washington worshipped, 1794. Congregation organized at Meeting House Springs in 1734. — Map (db m122382) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Newville — 197 — Big Spring Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Original log meeting house was erected 1737 near the Big Spring. Church was fully organized, October 1738. Present stone structure was built 1789, and in 1790 the trustees laid out Newville as a town on the church-owned glebe. — Map (db m122376) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — 104 — Middle Spring Church
Founded 1738 by pioneer Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. Until 1781, the church was at the old cemetery which is about one-tenth mile NW from here. Present church built, 1847; parsonage built, 1855. — Map (db m122377) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Grantville — 121 — Hanover ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
About two miles north is the site of this pioneer Presbyterian church founded in 1736. First pastor was Richard Sankey. In the graveyard are buried many first settlers and veterans of frontier wars and the American Revolution. — Map (db m122386) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — 46 — Paxton Presbyterian ChurchFounded in 1716 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The first building on this site, a log structure, was erected about 1716. Regular pastorate was established in 1726. The present stone building was erected in 1740 and was restored in 1931. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in continuous . . . — Map (db m122383) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Derry ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded in 1729; the first pastor, William Bertram, installed in 1732 by Donegal Presbytery. Its grove was patented to it by the sons of William Penn in 1741. The churchyard is the oldest pioneer graveyard in this region. — Map (db m122385) HM
Pennsylvania (Huntingdon County), Huntingdon — 23 — Speer HouseAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Home of R. Milton Speer Congressman, 1870-1874, and his Sons: William McMurtrie Speer, 1865-1923 Newspaperman and Lawyer Robert E. Speer, 1867-1947 Missionary Statesman and Church Leader Victor Speer, 1872-1909 Newspaperman and . . . — Map (db m122374) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — 37 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Congregation traces its origin to 1742. The first regular pastor was Rev. John D. Woodhull, Revolutionary patriot. First building completed here in 1770; present edifice dedicated 1851. James Buchanan, 15th President of the U.S., was a member. — Map (db m122389) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Mt. Joy — 199 — Donegal Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded prior to 1721 by settlers from the north of Ireland First Church built of logs Present building erected in 1740 patent granted by John Thomas and Richard Penn June 4, 1740. Presbytery of Donegal organized in this church October 11, . . . — Map (db m122388) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Abington — 179 — Old Abington Church and GraveyardAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The oldest Presbyterian church in Montgomery County and mother church, directly or indirectly, to ten offspring churches. Founded in 1714 by the Rev. Malachi Jones, the first pastor. The original church stood in the center of the graveyard and was . . . — Map (db m122481) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), New Hanover — 55 — Falkner Swamp Reformed ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The nations' oldest originally German Reformed Congregation in continuous existence was established here. The first Communion was celebrated October 15, 1725, with the Rev. John Philip Boehm, founder of the German Reformed Church in America, . . . — Map (db m122483) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), McEwensville — 249 — Warrior Run ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Named for Indian occupation of the region. Presbyterian landmark. A log church was here in 1789. The present building erected in 1835. Restored in 1947 by Warrior Run Chapter D.A.R., aided by descendants and friends. — Map (db m122484) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Lewisburg — 271 — Buffalo ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized by Presbyterian pioneers, 1773; broken up by Indian raids. Resumed with first regular pastor, 1787. Log church of about 1775 replaced by stone in 1816 and by brick in 1846. — Map (db m122485) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — 195 — The Independent or Congregational Church of CharlestownFounded 1681 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The brickwork below is thought to be from the second of four buildings to house the church. Constructed in 1732, it was replaced in 1804 by a Robert Mills designed sanctuary, circular in shape. Said to be the largest domed building in the U.S., it . . . — Map (db m121855) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Johns Island — 10-2 / 114 — John's Island Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded by early English, Scottish, and French settlers about 1710, this is one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina. The original sanctuary, believed to have been built about 1719, was enlarged in 1823. — Map (db m121854) HM
South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — 12-7 / 291 — Fishing Creek ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Presbyterian church reportedly est. 1752. Present building, enclosed with brick in 1958, dates from 1785. Cemetery contains pioneer settlers and veterans of many wars. — Map (db m121921) HM
South Carolina (Dillon County), Dillon — 17-11/297 — Pee Dee ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Duncan McIntire, a licensed minister who preached in Gaelic for those who could speak no other language, organized this Presbyterian congregation shortly before 1829. The present vernacular Gothic Revival structure was completed by 1851. A number of . . . — Map (db m121862) HM
South Carolina (Fairfield County), Jenkinsville — 20-2 / 272 — Old Brick ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On May 9, 1803, the Associate Reformed Synod of the Carolinas was organized here at Ebenezer A.R.P. Church, built in 1788 by a congregation dating from colonial days. The rock wall was added in 1852. Damaged by Union troops in 1865, the church was . . . — Map (db m121864) HM
South Carolina (Fairfield County), Winnsboro — 20-13/202 — Mount Olivet ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized before 1785, this Presbyterian Church was originally known as Wolf Pit Church, later as Wateree, and was finally named Mt. Olivet in 1800. The Reverend William Martin, Covenanter minister licensed by the Reformed Presbytery of Scotland, . . . — Map (db m121865) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 86 — McKay Memorial Chapel (part of First Presbyterian Church)American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
In honor of Jennie McKay Died September 25, 1932 and Lilley McKay Died September 26, 1941 Faithful members whose generosity inspired this chapel — Map (db m121929) HM
South Carolina (Greenwood County), Donalds — 377 — Greenville Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized 1773 Burial Place of Revolutionary Soldiers — Map (db m121923) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-7 / 198 — Kingston ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
A Presbyterian congregation existed here in the village of Kingston by 1756. Its meetinghouse was on this site but by 1795 the congregation had apparently disbanded. In 1855 a proposal to reestablish a Presbyterian church in the town was . . . — Map (db m121856) HM
South Carolina (Lancaster County), Lancaster — 41 — Waxhaw Presbyterian Church MonumentOrganized 1755 by Scotch-Irish — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
[Marker Front] The first church in upper So. Car. This 4½ acre tract was deeded to the congregation by Robert Miller school teacher and minister, Mar.9, 1758. The first pastor was Rev. Wm. Richardson, 1759-1771. The earliest . . . — Map (db m121920) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-7 / 268 — Marion Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
(obverse) David E.Frierson of Harmony Presbytery first preached here at Marion Courthouse in 1841. The church was organized in Feb. 1852 with six charter members: Archibald and Margaret Carmichael of Little Pee Dee Church, Rebecca E. . . . — Map (db m121858) HM
South Carolina (Oconee County), Seneca — 401 — Old Pickens Presbyterian ChurchBuilt in 1850 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
A church/meeting house for early immigrants of Scotch-Irish and English descent who settled in the area. Presented by Col. John Robins Chapter National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century In Honor of Mrs. Kay Patricia Hunt Alford . . . — Map (db m121930) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — 136 — Nazareth Church Stone MarkerAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
In 1765 Narareth’s first meeting house was built on this site. Made of logs cut from surrounding forest, pulpit of clapboard, seats of crude wooden plank, without backs and dirt floor. — Map (db m121926) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 274 — First Presbyterian ChurchYork Historic District — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
National Register South Carolina Department of Archives and History York Historic District First Presbyterian Church of Historic Places — Map (db m121922) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 78, 95 — Downtown Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
From 1814 to 1955 this was the site of the First Presbyterian Church. President Andrew Jackson was received into the church in 1838. James K. Polk was inaugurated governor here in 1839. The building designed in the Egyptian style by William . . . — Map (db m121842) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — 386 — Fortunate SurvivorGermantown Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
This is the only Germantown church to survive the war, while the town suffered because of its strategic location on the Memphis & Charlestown Railroad. Many male members of the congregation joined the 4th Tennessee Infantry (CSA), while others . . . — Map (db m121840) HM
Tennessee (Sumner County), Gallatin — 3B 41, 176 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The oldest church building in Gallatin in continuous existence, this church was organized October 25, 1828. The building was erected in 1836-37 and is an example of early Greek Revival architecture. The sanctuary was used as a hospital for Federal . . . — Map (db m121843) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12743, 436 — Austin Presbyterian Theological SeminaryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This seminary had its origins in the Austin School of Theology, begun in 1884 by the Rev. Dr. Richmond Kelley Smoot and the Rev. Dr. Robert Lewis Dabney to provide training for candidates for the Presbyterian ministry whom the founders hoped would . . . — Map (db m121806) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — S-31, 323 — First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake CityAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Construction of this English Gothic Revival Style Church began in June 1903 and was completed May 1906. Architect was W. E. Ware. Built of local red sandstone. — Map (db m121760) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Historical District — 22 — First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria"Old Presbyterian Meeting House" — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Panel 1 - upper middle of east face: The First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria founded A.D. 1772 House of worship erected 1774. Destroyed by lightning July 20, 1835. Rebuilt on the same lot A.D. 1836. Panel 2 - . . . — Map (db m122164) HM
Virginia (Augusta County), Fishersville — W-155/109 — Tinkling Spring ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This was first the Southern Branch of the “Triple Forks of Shenandoah” Congregation, which called John Craig as pastor in 1741. A church was completed here about 1748; two other buildings have succeeded it. Beginning with 1777, James . . . — Map (db m122178) HM
Virginia (Augusta County), Fort Defiance — A-118/84 — Augusta Stone ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The Augusta Stone Church, Virginia's oldest Presbyterian church in continuous use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, opened on 22 January 1749. It replaced a log meetinghouse build shortly after the congregation's founding in 1740. At the outbreak of . . . — Map (db m122177) HM
Virginia (Augusta County), Raphine — A-39 — New Providence Church
This church, seven and a half miles west, was organized by John Blair in 1746. Five successive church buildings have been erected. The first pastor was John Brown. Samuel Brown, second pastor, had as wife Mary Moore, captured in youth by Indians and . . . — Map (db m122187) HM
Virginia (Bath County), Millboro Springs — Q-13 / 148 — Windy Cove Presbyterian Church
Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, seeking freedom of worship and led by the Rev. Alexander Craighead, built a log meetinghouse a mile and a half down the Cowpasture River about 1749. Indians burned it during the French and Indian War. Moving to this site . . . — Map (db m122193) HM
Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — FR-16/210 — Hat Creek ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Four and a half miles north stands Hat Creek Presbyterian Church, founded by John Irving and associates (first settlers) about 1742. William Irving, son of John, and the noted blind preacher, James Waddel, were among its pastors. The first log . . . — Map (db m122066) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Mitchells — F-25/265 — Mitchells Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This Gothic Revival church, built in 1879, contains an elaborate example of trompe-l’oeil fresco painting done in 1888. Joseph Dominick Phillip Oddenino, an Italian immigrant artist, painted to deceive the eye into believing that his plaster murals . . . — Map (db m122068) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Winchester — 169 — Opequon Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Early Years This historic church was established by Scotch-Irish and German settlers who migrated from eastern Pennsylvania in the early 1730’s. William Hoge donated two acres of land for a meeting house, and an additional two acres for a . . . — Map (db m122175) HM
Virginia (Rockbridge County), Collierstown — I-25 / 161 — Oxford ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On the knoll 400 yards west, Presbyterian settlers of the Upper Buffalo Valley founded a congregation in 1758 and constructed a log fort that was also used as a place of worship. A stone church replaced it after the Revolutionary War. The Rev. . . . — Map (db m122192) HM
Virginia (Rockbridge County), Lexington — R-63 — Falling Spring Presbyterian Church
The oldest congregation in the Fincastle Presbytery, the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, was organized before 1748. The Hanover Presbytery met here in October, 1780. The present Gothic Revival church was constructed of slave-made brick during . . . — Map (db m122191) HM
Virginia (Rockbridge County), Lexington — L-8 — New Monmouth Church and Morrison’s Birthplace
This is the site of the first church, built 1746. Just northeast was the birthplace of William McCutchan Morrison, born, 1867, died, 1918. A missionary to the Belgian Congo, he translated the Bible into native languages and exposed conditions there. . . . — Map (db m122189) HM
Virginia (Rockbridge County), Lexington — A-46 — Timber Ridge Church
This Presbyterian Church was built in 1756, nineteen years after the first settlement in Rockbridge County. — Map (db m122188) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Hartwood — E-126/129 — Hartwood Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized in June 1825 by the Winchester Presbytery as Yellow Chapel Church, the brick church was constructed between 1857 and 1859. It became Hartwood Presbyterian Church in 1868. During the Civil War an engagement took place here on 25 Feb. 1863. . . . — Map (db m122067) HM
Virginia, Winchester — 132 — Old Stone Presbyterian ChurchErected 1788 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Branch of Opequon Church (organized 1736) Congregation organized, 1800, with 40 members; Rev. William Hill, D.D., Minister; Elders: Col. Henry Beatty, John Bell, James Holliday, Joseph Gamble, Robert Gray. Synod of Virginia met here, 1790. . . . — Map (db m122173) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — 252 — The Reverend George Whitworth GraveAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
—First Presbyterian missionary to serve western Washington, 1854. Started 15 churches including the first Presbyterian church of Seattle. —President of University of Washington, 1865-66 & 1874-76. —Founded Sumner Academy, . . . — Map (db m121329) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Endeavor — 102 — The Wee White KirkAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The congregation of the United Presbyterian Church of North America was organized in 1851 in the town of Buffalo by a group of early Scotch settlers. At first meetings were held in homes and later, in the section schoolhouse. In the year of . . . — Map (db m121833) HM

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May. 25, 2020