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Reformed Church of Griggstown
Griggstown, Franklin Township, Somerset County
This fine Greek Revival church, apparently the earliest one of a
dozen built to the same planmostly in 1851was erected
in 1843, a year after the organization of the congregation. It overlooks
Other similar Greek Revival churches in
the region include Cokesbury Methodist, Pluckemin Presbyterian, Mt
Holly Baptist, Stewartsville Presbyterian, Chester Presbyterian, and Reformed
Harlingen, Raritan, South Bound Brook, Colts Neck, and East Millstone.
Nineteen Irish canal workers who died of cholera
in an 1832-33 epidemic are buried in the adjacent cemetery.