Augusta Hill Baptists

Augusta Hill Baptists (HMHJV)

Location: Frankford, NJ 07822 Sussex County
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N 41° 7.346', W 74° 44.029'

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In 1750, several families left the Congregational Church of Mansfield, CT relocating to New Jersey with William Marsh, their spiritual leader. Building a log meeting house here, they associated with the Baptist faith in 1750. As the church prospered, members were released to establish congregations in Wantage, Hamburg and Newton. In 1830, the congregation relocated to Lafayette, citing a better location for river baptisms. The cemetery was used for three generations of the Morris family, neighbors and slaves. Moses Morris (1743-1827), buried here, enlisted at 16 in the Frontier Guard during the French and Indian War, and during the Revolution harassed residents loyal to Britain
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2004
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 522344 N 4552382
Decimal Degrees41.12243333, -74.73381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 7.346', W 74° 44.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 7' 20.76" N, 74° 44' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31-37 Augusta Hill Rd, Frankford NJ 07822, US
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