Oldest Parish in the State

Oldest Parish in the State (HM4XL)

Location: Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 30.233', W 74° 15.924'

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St. Peter's is the oldest parish in the state. Founded in 1698 when the Bishop of London sent the Rev. Edward Portlock to be its' minister. Chartered in 1718 by King George I. Used as a barracks for British troops in 1776. Here the colonial governors attended service. Here the first ordination to the ministry within this state was held in 1788. Here the first Diocesan Convention, second sitting was held in 1786. Here nine Diocesan Conventions were held from 1786 to 1816.

Presented by the Perth Amboy History Club
HM NumberHM4XL
Year Placed1928
Placed ByPerth Amboy History Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 562242 N 4483944
Decimal Degrees40.50388333, -74.26540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.233', W 74° 15.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 13.98" N, 74° 15' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 172-198 Rector St, Perth Amboy NJ 08861, US
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