Belleville Dutch Reformed Church

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Reformed Dutch Church of Second River
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The Church in 2017
Belleville Dutch Reformed Church is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Belleville Dutch Reformed Church
Belleville Dutch Reformed Church is located in New Jersey
Belleville Dutch Reformed Church
Belleville Dutch Reformed Church is located in the US
Belleville Dutch Reformed Church
Location171 Main Street Belleville, New Jersey
Coordinates40°47′12″N 74°8′56″W / 40.78667°N 74.14889°W / 40.78667; -74.14889Coordinates: 40°47′12″N 74°8′56″W / 40.78667°N 74.14889°W / 40.78667; -74.14889
Area0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
ArchitectWilliam H. Kirk
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference #78001756[1]
NJRHP #1061[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 21, 1978
Designated NJRHPJuly 12, 1978

The Belleville Dutch Reformed Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Reformed Dutch Church of Second River, is a historic church located in Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Founded as a Dutch Reformed church in 1697, it is named after the Second River, which is a tributary of the Passaic River. The church was rebuilt in 1725 and again in 1807. The church steeple was used as an observation post during the American Revolution.[3] Over 62 Revolutionary soldiers are buried in the adjacent graveyard. The current church building was built in 1853.[4][5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  3. ^ A Church with a History. New York Times, August 11, 1895. Accessed December 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Bill Pascrell, Jr. 300th Anniversary of the Belleville Reformed Church. Congressional Record 105th Congress (1997-1998), page E419. March 10, 1997. Accessed December 30, 2008.
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