First Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack

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First Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack
HackensackChurchOnTheGreen.jpg
Hackensack's Church On The Green
First Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
First Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack
Location 42 Court Street Hackensack, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°52′45″N 74°2′34″W / 40.87917°N 74.04278°W / 40.87917; -74.04278Coordinates: 40°52′45″N 74°2′34″W / 40.87917°N 74.04278°W / 40.87917; -74.04278
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1791
Architectural style Wrenn-Gibbs type
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83001546[1]
NJRHP # 523[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 9, 1983
Designated NJRHP April 8, 1983

First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the "Old Church on the Green" is located in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, where it sits in the churchyard of the church by the same name, the current building being constructed in 1791. The east wall of the building is of particular interest because it incorporates several carved stones from the first church building erected on the site. These stones bear the monogram of several of the founding families. The Congregation was founded by Dutch Settlers in 1686. For the first ten years the congregation worshipped in various locations, and in 1696 the first building was built on the current site. In 1780 Colonial General Enoch Poor was buried in the Cemetery. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette attended the funeral.[3] The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.[4][5]

The church is adjacent to the Hackensack Green, which was originally church land and is one of the oldest public squares in New Jersey.[6]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 19. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ Photographic Inventory: Hackensack First Reformed Church, accessed August 7, 2006.
  4. ^ ": First Reformed". New Jersey Churchscape. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  5. ^ Sarapin, Janice Kohl (2002). Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2111-4. 
  6. ^ Chiat, Marilyn Joyce Segal (1997). America's religious architecture: sacred places for every community, Preservation Press Series. John Wiley and Sons. p. 465. ISBN 0471145025, ISBN 978-0-471-14502-8.  p.83
  7. ^ Adam Boyd, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.
  8. ^ George Cassedy, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.
  9. ^ Enoch Poor burial site, accessed August 7, 2006.
  10. ^ Enoch Poor, Find A Grave. Accessed August 7, 2006.
  11. ^ Col. Richard Varick burial site, accessed August 7, 2006.
  12. ^ Richard Varick, Find A Grave. Accessed August 7, 2006.

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