The authoritative source on
early churches of New Jersey

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We've created a database and photographic inventory on more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month. We welcome and solicit all contributions and suggestions from our visitors.

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List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
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I am grateful for the submissions and active participation of many of our visitors and those who aided in the preparation of the materials, and wish to acknowledge publicly that assistance. There is too much history, and, thankfully, too many old churches even now for a single individual to research and maintain comprehensive and accurate information about. On this page I wish to credit those who have helped to build and maintain this as a source of accurate information about an important aspect of the state's religious, cultural and architectural heritage.

John Churchill, Union Township •  Peter Campbell, Union •  Janet Sliker, Lebanon Township •  Mark Gordon, Maplewood • Professor Peter Williams, Miami University of Ohio •  Kathy Gissner, Woodstown •  James R. Pierce, Pacific Heights, CA • Woody Halsey, Tewksbury Township •  the staff at Alexander Library, Rutgers University •  the library staff at Raritan Valley Community College • Larry Carlbon, Union Township • Peter Cook, Surrey, UK •  Ron Roth, Bethel, CT •  Janet Foster, Madison • the staff at the Hunterdon County Library •  William Potter, Rector, St. Luke's Episcopal Chuch, Hope •  George Tice, Atlantic Highlands •  Ray McSavaney, Los Angeles, CA  •  Reverend William Hewitt, St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Hampton • Judy Grow, Ringoes •  Ellen Fletcher, Frenchtown •  Richard deHoff, Raritan Township • Stephanie Stevens, Readington Township • Joseph Hammond, Freehold • Charles Cummings, Newark Public Library •  Maude Kenyon, Tewksbury Township • Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, Princeton •  Elizabeth McKenty, Free Library of Philadelphia • Dennis Doran, Jersey City • Viola Johnson • Tony & Melissa Ranalli, Jacobstown •  Anita Clayton, Allentown • Russ Higgins, Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church • Russ Worthington, Hackettstown •  Pat Turner, The Star-Ledger •  Hugh McHarry, Fairview, IL • Charles Nowalk, Phillipsburg • Ron Poeter, Madison •  John Fea, Valpariso University •  Jeanne Van Steen, Nutley • Dick Clair, Morris Township •  Steve Zahorbenski, New Brunswick • Reverend Bill Davis, Fairmount Presbyterian Church • Timothy Griscom, Trenton • Sol Karrow, Flemington • Douglas Eldridge, Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee • Vincent Romano • Annie Pierce, Seattle • Robert Holtz, Sr., Keyport • Robert Counselman, Rector, Trinity Church, Woodbridge • John Igoe, Orange • Mary Thurmond, East Orange •  Douglas Rauschenberger, Haddonfield Public Library •  Joseph Boa • Bob Gloeser • Jim Somogyi, Easton, PA • Bob Sutton, Gladstone •  Kittie Lane, Morris county •  Donald Beetham, Rutgers University •  Alan Taplow, Plainfield Friends •  Mark Newman, Hampton • D.L. Underhill • John Change, Maplewood •  Mimi Boothby, Newark •  Natalie Borisovets, Church of the Sacred Heart, New Brunswick • Joseph Reitano • Barry Caselli, Mullica Township • Louis Scarpa, Hudson County •  Mrs. Hockenbury, Hunterdon County •  Kenneth Chrusz •  Donald Zeilman, Urban Design Associates • Dave Wisneski •  Brianne Kelly-Bly, Morris County •  John Dunado •  Joan Breslow •  Reverend Mark Parrott •  Carl Vierow, Stockton •  Alice Parr •  Betty Alpert, Hanover Presbyterian Church • John Schoonejongen •  Phil Shannon •  Rev. J. W. Fox, Nappanee, IN • Jennifer Leynes, Cranbury •  Reverend Holwick, Ledgewood Baptist Church •  Peter Hamilton, West •  William Farr, Medford Friends •  Linda Jackson • Patte Haggerty Frato, Hainesville • Joan Case, Chester •  Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika, Morris County Historical Society •  Ronald Wynkoop, Sr., Phillispburg •  Charles Topping, Mendham Historical Society •  Susan Morgan, Shippen Manor Museum •  Reverend Douglas Spencer, United Methodist Church of Washington •  Reverend Howard Cassaday, Elmer •  Scott Meacham •  Linda Epps • Paul Jent, Ridgeland, MS •  Scott Tomlinson, First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown •  Jackie Valentine, Hamilton Square Baptist Church • Bob Saums, Palm Springs •  Ed Coster, Chatham •  Reverend Joe Monahan, Califon United Methodist Church •  Lynne Gorman •  Reverend Theresa Johnson-Rushdan, Mt Bethel AME, Madison •  Richard Cawthorn, Chief Architectural Historian, Mississippi Department of Archives and History • Ronald Poeter, Chatham • Harriet Campbell Young, New Orleans • Patti Tiedeman, Alexandria First Presbyterian Church • Carol Vance, Vernon • Reverend Robert S. Turton III, Calvary Gospel Missions Chapel, Windsor •  Albert Marotta •  Jon vonBriesen, Forked River •  Cecelia Dunkle, Flanders •  Janice Garone, Montclair •  Reverend Augustine Curley OSB, Newark Abbey/St. Benedict's Prep •  Reverend Virginia Wood, Presbyterian Church of Madison • Mandy Tribit, Vincetown • Warren Avis, First Presbyterian of Janvier • Robert & Tracy Lefler • Bob Crocetti • Brad Wilson, Tom's River • Jane Heeckt • Ned Boyajian, Hoboken • Marian Aldrich, Preservation Salem Inc •  Ned Boyajian, New York City •  Becky Diamond •  Robert McConnell, Chester •  Robert Arbaugh, Mt Holly •  Brian Smith •  Walter Jones, archivist, Greater NJ Conference •  Robert D. Griffin, Bergen Historic Books, Inc •  Eileen Stokes, Washington Township Historical Society •  Becky Breig, Aura United Methodist Church •  Jeanne Flynn, Sandwich, MA  •  Maria Hopper, Montvale Historian •  Peggy W. Norris, Ridgewood Public Library • Arne Englund, Walpack Historical Society • Tom Harmer • Fr. Michael G. Krull, Sayreville •  Ron Wyatt, Bath, NJ •  A.A. LaFountain III • Kevin Byrnes • Brad Wilson, Christ Church, Tom's River • Marian Aldrich, Preservaytion Sales •  Diane Dalson, Long Branch  •  Kathleen Gad, Egg Harbor City •  Rusty Clark, Ramapogue (MA) Historical Society •  Dave Kuenzler, Norwood Presbyterian •  Phil Gilson, Brooklyn, NY •  John Michael •  Rev. James Kang, First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark •  Christopher Cresta • Timothy Knotts •  Jane Hamilton •  Judith Rockhill •  Gregory Cooper •  Ed Gaul • Alan Wildblood, First Baptist of Trenton • Pat Allgood, Scotland • Patrician Lockwood, Curlew, WA • Anne Stephens, Jefferson Township • Gail Benson, Richland • Phil Ferguson, Powell, OH • Eileen Washburn • Randy Gabrielan, Middletown • Gail Hunton, Monmouth County Park System  • James Tanis, Audobon, PA  • Scott Curzi, Phillipsburg  •