The authoritative source on
  early churches of New Jersey

About this site
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.

How to use this site
Post a query
Respond to readers' queries
Consult the database
Annotate the database
Upload a photo
Suggest a church for inclusion

List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
Links to related sites

   Photographic Inventory

Meyersville Presbyterian Church
Long Hill Township, Morris County


What began as a smallish church at a crossroads only a mile or so from Interstate 287 has become a considerably larger building with an addition in 1949. The massed windows in the gable end under a unifying faux arch is evidence of a Romanesque Revival influence, and the triple louvered window found on so many late Victorian churches has shrunk and been moved up high to the peak of the gable. The open belfry is another late nineteenth century feature.
     The congregation was organized in 1846 as a German Presbyterian or Evangelical church (sources are in conflict in this respect) and this building, its second, was erected in 1895. The original Meyersville church, built in 1847 on land donated by a prosperous local farmer, was sold and moved elsewhere on New Vernon Road, where it is now a residence (I have not yet been able to identify it).




Copyright (c) 2004 Frank L. Greenagel