1st Presbyterian Church, East Hanover, NJ-Digital Painting
The First Church of Hanover is located on Mount Pleasant Avenue, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. In 1718 the Hanover Presbyterian Church was formed in Whippany. It is one of the oldest churches in the United States.
The earliest record of the church is a deed dated September 2, 1718, from John Richard, "Schoolmaster," for three and a half acres of land adjoining the Whippany River, "in consideration of ye love, good will, and affection which I have and do bear towards my Christian friends and neighbors in Whippany," "and especially of those who shall or may mutually covenant by subscription to erect a decent and suitable meeting house for the public worship of God."
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