I'm sharing a few pictures of my historic town in autumn, for the My World Tuesday meme.
This is the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, built in 1839. The original church structure was a log building dating from 1717. To the right of the church in the photo above, you can see the great white oak tree that overlooks the church's cemetery.
General George Washington and The Marquis de Lafayette are said to have met under the tree. It was a favorite stopping point for soldiers traveling from Washington's headquarters in Morristown to an artillery encampment in Pluckemin. The cemetery is the site of many graves from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, including the remains of 35 soldiers from the Revolutionary War.
The tree itself is estimated to be over 600 years old.
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