First Baptist Church of Tiverton

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First Baptist Church of Tiverton
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First Baptist Church of Tiverton, 7 Old Stone Church Rd. Tiverton, RI
First Baptist Church of Tiverton is located in Rhode Island
First Baptist Church of Tiverton
First Baptist Church of Tiverton is located in the US
First Baptist Church of Tiverton
Location 7 Old Stone Church Road, Tiverton, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°33′42″N 71°08′34″W / 41.56167°N 71.14278°W / 41.56167; -71.14278Coordinates: 41°33′42″N 71°08′34″W / 41.56167°N 71.14278°W / 41.56167; -71.14278
Area less than 38 acres (15 ha)
NRHP reference # 13000569[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 2013

The First Baptist Church of Tiverton, commonly called the Old Stone Church, is a historic church property at 7 Old Stone Church Road in Tiverton, Rhode Island. The property consists of a cluster of buildings, including a church, parsonage, and parish house, along with a cemetery, on a largely wooded parcel of 38 acres (15 ha). The timber frame church building was built in 1841, the parsonage in 1885, and the parish house c. 1879. The oldest documented cemetery burials are from the mid-19th century. Portions of the property are lined by period stone walls, including some that delineate former fields (now wooded) that would have been farmed by the minister. The church was built by a congregation whose roots date to 1680, making it one of the oldest Baptist congregations in the United States.[2]

The First Baptist Church of Tiverton was famous throughout the state for its clambakes. The first was in 1864. Some 4,000 people attended the event in 1875.[3]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Baptist Church of Tiverton" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ Ettelman, Abigail. "Old Stone Baptist Church". Sakonnet Historical. Retrieved 20 September 2014.