Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery

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Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery
Congregational Church and Common, Rindge Center, NH.jpg
Meetinghouse c. 1906
Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery is located in New Hampshire
Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery
Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery is located in the US
Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery
Location Old US 202 and Rindge Common, Rindge, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°44′59″N 72°0′37″W / 42.74972°N 72.01028°W / 42.74972; -72.01028Coordinates: 42°44′59″N 72°0′37″W / 42.74972°N 72.01028°W / 42.74972; -72.01028
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1794
Architect Barker,William; Barker,David
NRHP Reference # 79003791[1]
Added to NRHP October 05, 1979

The Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery is a historic meeting house and cemetery on Old US 202 (Main Street) and Rindge Common in Rindge, New Hampshire. The wood frame clapboard building was built in 1796, replacing the town's first meeting house, which stood on approximately the same site. The building is relatively distinctive in New England as one of few such meeting houses where both civic and religious functions are still accommodated. In 1820 an arrangement was made in which the property is owned by the town, and space is leased to the church congregation.[2]

The town's first cemetery, established in 1764, lies to the north of the meetinghouse. It is the resting place of many of Rindge's early settlers, and of its American Revolutionary War veterans. Behind the meetinghouse stand a row of horse sheds, the only one of the two rows of them which originally served the meetinghouse.[2]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[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. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Second Rindge Meetinghouse, Horsesheds and Cemetery" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
The sheds, which are located behind the meeting house