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Saint James' Church
Piscataway, Middlesex County


Piscataway was founded shortly after 1666 when one of the large landholders of the Woodbridge proprietary sold off his holdings to four New Hampshire men, who named the town in honor of the stream that separates Maine and New Hampshire. By 1670, at least fifteen families had settled there.
      Organized in 1704, this is the second church on the site. It was erected in 1837 in the new Greek Revival style, the only surviving Greek Revival Episcopal church in the state, to my knowledge. The Gothic windows are not entirely without precedent in Greek Revival buildings of the period, but there are certainly not standard. Although the cemetery does not appear well tended, the church has been kept us exceptionally well.
      National Register.




Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel