First Church of Christ and the Ancient Burying Ground

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First Church of Christ and the Ancient Burying Ground
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First Church of Christ
First Church of Christ and the Ancient Burying Ground is located in Connecticut
First Church of Christ and the Ancient Burying Ground
Location 60 Gold St., Hartford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°43′52″N 72°40′28″W / 41.73111°N 72.67444°W / 41.73111; -72.67444Coordinates: 41°43′52″N 72°40′28″W / 41.73111°N 72.67444°W / 41.73111; -72.67444
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1807
Architect Wasworth,Daniel
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72001324[1]
Added to NRHP December 05, 1972

First Church of Christ and the Ancient Burying Ground (also known as Center Church: First Church of Christ in Hartford or First Church in Hartford) is a historic church and cemetery at 60 Gold Street in Hartford, Connecticut. It is the oldest church congregation in Hartford.

History[edit]

The Hartford congregation was originally founded as a Reformed congregation in 1636 with Thomas Hooker serving as the first pastor.[2] The members of the congregation had previously migrated from England to Massachusetts and spent four years there before leaving Massachusetts after a dispute with the Massachusetts government. The old burial ground adjacent to the building in Hartford dates to around 1640. The current church meeting house dates to 1807 and is the fourth meeting house to serve as a place of worship for the congregation. The church meeting house and cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The congregation is currently affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC).

Notable members and persons buried in the burying ground[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Historical catalogue of the First Church in Hartford. 1633-1885 (Pub. by the Church, Hartford: 1885)

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