First Reformed Church Burying Ground - Hackensack, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 52.748 W 074° 02.561
18T E 580659 N 4525780
Quick Description: This Church and its cemetery are located at the intersection of Court St. and Church St. in Hackensack, NJ
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 10:29:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMAZ0G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

Long Description:
This church was built in 1791 on the site of the previous church which had been built in 1686. Part of the original 1686 church remains on one of the present's church's wall. The adjacent cemetery has about 100 gravesites..including Revolutionary War Gen. Enoch Poor.

The Bergen County Historical Society marker at the site reads:

"HISTORIC FIRST
REFORMED CHURCH

Earliest records of this
pioneer Dutch church,
dated 1686, mark it as the
second oldest in New Jersey.
Old stones embedded in the
east wall show the initials
of founding families and
first settlers.
The old burying ground
contains the grave of
General Enoch Poor,
a Revolutionary officer.
His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and
Lafayette and a portion
of the American army."
Name of church or churchyard: First Reformed Church

Approximate Size: Medium (51-100)

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