Facts & Stats
|Names||Old Scotch Church|
Old Scotch Church, Hillsboro
Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church
National Register of Historic Places (#74001723; November 5, 1974)
|Street Address||30685 Scotch Church Road|
|Location||Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, United States|
|Coordinates||45.572700° N, 122.994285° W (map)|
|Hours||Usually locked, but cemetery and grounds are always open.|
|Lodging||View hotels near the Old Scotch Church, Hillsboro|
|1878 Oct||Completion of Old Scotch Church in Hillsboro|
|1891||Death of William Chalmers|
|1894||Death of Rev. George Ross|
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.Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
- "National Register of Historic Places Nomination (PDF)." National Park Service (National Park Service). Scan of original nomination form, if digitized.
- "National Register of Historic Places Photos (PDF)." National Park Service (National Park Service). Scan of photos submitted with nomination form, if available and digitized.
- Official Website of the Old Scotch Church (Old Scotch Church). Official website. Accessed July 11, 2012.
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