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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 plan—mostly in 1851—was erected in 1843, a year after the organization of the congregation. It overlooks the Delaware-Raritan canal.
     Other similar Greek Revival churches in the region include Cokesbury Methodist, Pluckemin Presbyterian, Mt Holly Baptist, Stewartsville Presbyterian, Chester Presbyterian, and Reformed churches in 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.




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