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  early churches of New Jersey

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Saint Mary's Church (original)
Burlington, Burlington County


This is the oldest church in the state, built in 1702-3. It has recently been restored, although not to its original condition, as it had undergone substantial enlargement in 1834 and over the years. Burlington was the original capital of West Jersey, so when the Proprietors surrendered both the East and West colonies to the King, it was important for the Church of England to have a seat in both Perth Amboy and Burlington. This fine Georgian structure is separated from the new Saint Mary's by a large burial ground, which is equally fascinating.

 

 

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