The First Meeting House Erected in Salem

The First Meeting House Erected in Salem (HM1M1Y)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
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N 42° 31.284', W 70° 53.709'

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Here stood from 1634 until 1673
The First Meeting House
erected in Salem.
No structure was built earlier
for congregational worship
by a church formed in America.
It was occupied
for secular as well as religious uses.
In it preached, in succession,
I. Roger Williams III; Edward Norris;
II Hugh Peters IV; John Higginson.
It was enlarged in 1639 and
was last used for worship in 1670.
The First Church in Salem,
gathered, July and August, 1629,
has had no place of worship but this spot.
Additional marker
The First Church in Salem occupied this spot from
1634 until 1923 and this building was its
fourth meeting House
Upon the union of the First and North Churches the
Society has met for worship in the
North Meeting House
Thereafter known as the First Church
HM NumberHM1M1Y
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 344333 N 4709409
Decimal Degrees42.52140000, -70.89515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.284', W 70° 53.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 17.04" N, 70° 53' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Higginson Square, Salem MA 01970, US
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