First Church

First Church (HM14EU)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
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N 44° 25.493', W 69° 0.401'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

The First Church congregation built this meeting house and dedicated it on November 15, 1818. The frame was raised by men from Belfast and neighboring towns. The parish committee provided a barrel of punch for the workers. Notable features include a Paul Revere bell, the first church bell in Belfast, hung the following year, and the town-owned clock built in 1836 by Phineas Quimby and Major Timothy Chase. Over the years the church has been lovingly maintained by its congregation. In 1975 the George Stevens tracker organ, which was installed in 1848, was fully restored, and the clock tower and steeple were refurbished in 1998. The first minister of the church, the Rev. William Frothingham, served for 27 years and many distinguished ministers have followed in his footsteps.
HM NumberHM14EU
Marker Number11
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499468 N 4919065
Decimal Degrees44.42488333, -69.00668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.493', W 69° 0.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 29.58" N, 69° 0' 24.06" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Church St, Belfast ME 04915, US
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