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Protestant Union Chapel
Pomona, Galloway Township, Atlantic County


This small chapel was organized in 1890 to serve several denominations, probably Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian. It appears to have been erected shortly after the congregation organized. Union churches were relatively common in the 19th century, when no denomination had enough members to afford a regular minister.
     Located on White Horse Pike, it was once known as the "farmer's church," because it was attended by the areas many farmers. It presently has no congregation, but meets three times a year. The church has a nine member board of trustees, dedicated to making certain the church exists as a testimony for future generations. The farmland surrounding the church is zoned commercial, and on the market (as of May 2002).




Copyright (c) 2002 Frank L. Greenagel