First Congregational Parish Historic District

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First Congregational Parish Historic District
First Congregational Parish Church Truro, Mass.jpg
First Congregational Parish Historic District is located in Cape Cod
First Congregational Parish Historic District
First Congregational Parish Historic District is located in Massachusetts
First Congregational Parish Historic District
First Congregational Parish Historic District is located in the United States
First Congregational Parish Historic District
LocationTruro, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°59′54″N 70°03′16″W / 41.9982°N 70.0545°W / 41.9982; -70.0545Coordinates: 41°59′54″N 70°03′16″W / 41.9982°N 70.0545°W / 41.9982; -70.0545
NRHP reference #14000214 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 19, 2014

The First Congregational Parish Historic District encompasses the oldest church building in Truro, Massachusetts and adjacent historic resources. The congregation was established in 1711, and is now occupying its third church, a Federal/Greek Revival building erected in 1827. The tower houses a bell cast by Paul Revere.[2] Adjacent to the church and part of its setting is the Congregational Cemetery, whose earliest recorded burial is in 1810, and has been associated with the church since its construction. The cemetery contains a memorial erected in 1841, commemorating the loss of 57 Truro residents and seven ships in a gale on October 3. 1841.[3]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for First Congregational Parish of Truro". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Congregational Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-03.