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

Key
Churches in boldface are either listed on the National Register of Historic Places or are otherwise of special interest. The Sect is the denomination of the founding congregation, not the present occupant. We have also used the name of the church when this building was erected, not the current name. The blank fields mean we have no solid data.

The list is not necessarily complete unless that is specifically noted.

Mercer County churches


Municipality Church       Sect Fnd Built Style                        
Centreville
ME
   1839
   1863
traditional
Dutch Neck
Pres
   1797
   1816
meetinghouse
Dutch Neck
Dutch Neck Presbyterian Chapel
Pres
   1892
carpenter Gothic
Ewing Twsp
Pres
   1795
   1867
traditional
Groveville
ME
   1837
   1887
vernacular
Hamilton Square First Presbyterian Pres    1772    1867 Greek Revival
Hamilton Square Methodist Episcopal Church of Nottingham ME  c1835   1844 meetinghouse
Hamilton Square Hamilton Square Baptist Bapt    1785    1881 meetinghouse
Harbourton
ME
1803
1879
vernacular
Hightstown
Bapt
1745
1857
traditional
Hightstown First Methodist ME
1786
1898
Gothic Revival
Hightstown First Methodist Episcopal (original) ME    1789    1835 meetinghouse
Hopewell St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church Cath
1874
1874
Gothic Revival
Hopewell Old School Baptist Bapt
 1712
1823
meetinghouse
Hopewell Calvary Baptist Bapt
 1871
1872
Wren-Gibbs
Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville Pres
 1698
1764
meetinghouse
Lawrenceville Rosedale Chapel  non
 1898
1898
vernacular
Pennington First Presbyterian Pres    1724    1874 eclectic
Pennington Bethel African Methodist Episcopal AME    1847    1876 vernacular
Pennington First Methodist ME    1772   Gothic Revival
Pennington
original Methodist Episcopal
ME
   1772
   1826
vernacular
Pennington
Cath
   1897
   1899
traditional
Penns Neck
Bapt
   1782
   1870
meetinghouse
Princeton Friends at Stony Brook Quak    1739    1760 meetinghouse
Princeton Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Pres    1837    1837 Greek Revival
Princeton First Presbyterian Pres    1753    1839 Greek Revival
Princeton Second Presbyterian Pres    1847    1868 Gothic Revival
Princeton Trinity Church Epis    1831    1868 Gothic Revival
Princeton
non
   1812
   1833
Greek Revival
Princeton
AME
   1832
   1860
vernacular
Robbinsville
Bapt
   1880
   1880s
vernacular
Titusville Titusville Methodist ME    1855    1855 meetinghouse
Titusville First Presbyterian Pres    1838    1855 Wren-Gibbs
Trenton Church of the Sacred Heart Cath    1814    1899 Gothic Revival
Trenton Deutsche Evangelische Lutheran Luth    1851    1876 Gothic Revival
Trenton St Michael's Church Epis
 1748
c1853
early Gothic Revival
Trenton Prospect Street Presbyterian Pres
 1872
1875
Gothic Revival
Trenton First Presbyterian of Trenton Pres
 1712
1839
Greek Revival
Trenton First Methodist ME
 1772
1894
Romanesque Revival
Trenton Clinton Avenue Methodist ME
 1852
1889
undetermined
Trenton
Epis
 1885
1887
Gothic revival
Trenton
Epis
 1875
1876
Gothic revival
Trenton
Pres
 1886
1888
Gothic revival
Trenton
Pres
 1887
1888
Gothic revival
Trenton
ME
 1872
1872
vernacular
Trenton Church of the Advent Luth
 1889
1890
Romanesque Revival
Trenton Trinity Methodist Episcopal ME
 1865
1869
Gothic Revival
Trenton St. Paul's Church Epis
 1848
1848
Gothic Revival
Trenton Messiah Church --
 1854
1873
vernacular
Trenton
Luth
 1898
1899
shingle
Trenton St. John's Evangelical Evan
1882
Gothic Revival
Trenton St. Stanislaus Cath
1892
Gothic Revival
Trenton First Baptist of Trenton Bapt
 1801
1859
Georgian
Trenton Trenton Friends (Hicksite) Quak
 1739
1739
meetinghouse
Trenton Mercer Street Friends (Orthodix) Quak
 1828
1858
meetinghouse
Trenton Clinton Avenue Baptist Bapt
 1873
1875
Gothic Revival
Trenton Fourth Presbyterian Pres
 1858
1859
Gothic Revival
Trenton Hamilton Avenue Methodist ME
 1872
1893
Gothic Revival
Trenton Immaculate Conception Cath
 1875
1888
Gothic Revival
Trenton
Bapt
 1868
1871
vernacular
Trenton
Fifth Baptist
Bapt
   1889
vernacular
Trenton
ME
    1851
   1890
planbook
Trenton
AME
    1817
   1876
Gothic
Trenton
Cath
    1846
   1846
Gothic
Trenton
Cath
    1899
   1900
Gothic
Trenton
Ref
    1894 
   1898
Gothic
Trenton Calvary Baptist mission Bapt     1874    1874 vernacular
Trenton Calvary Baptist Church Bapt     1874    1891 vernacular
Trenton Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church Cath     1891    1891  
Trenton All Saints Chapel Epis     1858    1896 Gothic Revival