First House of Worship of Colonial Craven Parish

First House of Worship of Colonial Craven Parish (HMG5K)

Location: New Bern, NC 28560 Craven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.415', W 77° 2.386'

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The walls on this site are erected over the brick and ballast stone foundation of the first house of worship of Colonial Craven Parish which was established in 1715. The brick Anglican Church was completed in 1750, and it continued in use until the early 1820s. The foundation underground is of the same thickness as these walls which provided the shape and form of the old church. Openings in the north and south walls indicate appropriate window locations in the church which stood here.

George Whitefield, the famed Evangelist of the Great Awakening in the eighteenth century preached here on Easter Day in 1765. Presidents George Washington and James Monroe both worshiped in Old Christ Church on visits to New Bern.
HM NumberHMG5K
Placed ByChrist Church Memorial Fund
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314096 N 3886803
Decimal Degrees35.10691667, -77.03976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.415', W 77° 2.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 24.90" N, 77° 2' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)919, 252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320-398 Pollock St, New Bern NC 28560, US
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