First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church (HM14JL)

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 40.308', W 81° 27.623'

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Organized in 1858, this congregation worships in Fernandina's oldest church building, and one of the oldest in Florida. This colonial structure rests on land donated by David L. Yulee, Florida's first Senator, and a former member of the church. The Reverend Archibald Baker was its first pastor.
In the 1860,s the building was occupied by Federal troops, in response to pleas Major W.B.C. Duryee cancelled plans to melt the bell for its metal. Tolling of the original bell still calls worshipers to services.
HM NumberHM14JL
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 455898 N 3393320
Decimal Degrees30.67180000, -81.46038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.308', W 81° 27.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 18.48" N, 81° 27' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19 N 6th St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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