Quick Facts on the Old Scotch Church
- Short URL
- Old Scotch Church Old Scotch Church, Hillsboro Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church
- 30685 Scotch Church Road Hillsboro, Oregon97124
- Hillsboro localityWashington County countyOregon stateUnited States countryNorth America continent
- Main date(s)
- Carpenter Gothic churches National Register of Historic Places (#74001723; Nov 05, 1974) religious buildings
- 45.572700° N,
- Opening hours
- Most National Register properties are privately owned and not open to the public. Please respect the privacy of owners if you visit. (If this site does have opening hours, please let us know by submitting a comment below.)
Description of the Old Scotch Church
The Old Scotch Church occupies a scenic location in the countryside a few miles outside of Hillsboro. The little white chapel is designed in the Carpenter Gothic style, with a tall octagonal steeple, side buttresses, a steeply-sloping roof and small stained glass windows. It is oriented north, with the burial ground extending to the west and east.
The burial ground contains the graves of eight of the founding members of the church as well as Colonel Joseph Meek, mountain man and first U.S. Marshall of the Oregon Territory. He died in 1875 and was buried at his nearby homestead. When the land was sold, his remains were moved to the east cemetery of the Old Scotch Church.
October 27, 2011
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