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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.

Somerset County churches


Municipality       Church                                       Sect  
Fnd
Built
Style                    
Basking Ridge First Presbyterian Pres
c.1717
1839
Greek Revival
Bedminister Bedminister Reformed Ref
1758
1890
shingle
Bedminster Baptist Society of Larger Crossroads Bapt
1850
1850
Greek Revival
Bernardsville Congregational Church Cong
c.1879
1879
Gothic Revival
Bernardsville Saint Bernard's Church Epis
1882
1897
Gothic Revival
Blawenburg Reformed Church Ref
1830
1832
meetinghouse
Bound Brook Congregational Church Cong
1876
1876
eclectic
Bound Brook Presbyterian Ch of Bound Brook Pres
1725
1896
Gothic Revival+
Bound Brook Bound Brook Methodist ME
1849
1872
Greek Revival
Bound Brook St. Joseph's Catholic Cath
1863
1890
Gothic Revival
Clover Hill Reformed Church of Clover Hill Ref
1834
1834
vernacular
Coontown First Congregational Cong
1846
1872
Greek Revival
East Millstone East Millstone Methodist ME
1854
1855
Greek Revival
East Millstone St Joseph's Catholic Cath
1864
1865
Gothic
East Millstone Reformed Church of East Millstone Ref
1855
1855
Greek Revival
Franklin Twsp
Ref
1710
1879
meetinghouse
Griggstown Reformed Church of Griggstown Ref
1842
1851
Greek Revival
Harlingen Reformed Church of Harlingen Ref
1727
1851
Greek Revival
Hillsborough Mt Zion AME AME
c1865
c1865 vernacular
Kingston Kingston Presbyterian Pres
1753
1852
Wren-Gibbs
Kingston Kingston Methodist ME
1878
1878
Wren-Gibbs
Lamington Lamington Presbyterian Pres
1740
1826
Greek Revival
Liberty Corner Liberty Corner Presbyterian Pres
1837
1869
Wren-Gibbs
Millstone Hillsboro/ Reformed at Millstone Ref
1766
1828
meetinghouse
Millington Millington Baptist Bapt
1851
1852
Greek Revival
Montgomery Mount Hope Christian Chris
1870
c1870
vernacular
Montgomery Zion Methodist ME
1843
1865
vernacular
Mount Horeb Mount Horeb Methodist ME
1770
1867
Wren-Gibbs
Neshanic Reformed Church of Neshanic Ref
1759
1772
meetinghouse
North Branch Reformed Church of North Branch Ref
1825
1874
Wren-Gibbs
North Plainfield Church of the Holy Cross Epis
1868
1868
board-and-batten
North Plainfield
Ref
1857
1886
late Victorian
North Plainfield
ME
1885
1892
late Victorian
North Plainfield
Christ
1892
meetinghouse
Peapack-Gladstone Methodist Churchof Peapack ME
1839
1839
Gothic Revival
Gladstone Peapack Reformed Ref
1848
1872
Wren-Gibbs
Pluckemin Pluckemin Presbyterian Ref
1850
1851
Greek Revival
Pluckemin Methodist Episcopal Church ME
c1832
1832
meetinghouse
Pluckemin Dutch Reformed chapel Ref
c1759
1852
meetinghouse
Pottersville Pottersville Reformed Ref
1865
1869
Wren-Gibbs
Raritan Third Reformed of Raritan Ref
1834
1851
Greek Revival
Raritan St. Bernard's Catholic Church RC
1840
1856
Victorian Gothic
Raritan St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Luth
1894
late victorian
Rocky Hill Rocky Hill Reformed Ref
1856
1856
board-and-batten
Rocky Hill Rocky Hill Methodist Episcopal ME
1869
1870
meetinghouse
Rocky Hill Trinity Church Epis
1862
1864
board-and-batten
Somerville First Baptist Bapt
1843
1872
Gothic
Somerville First Reformed of Somerset Ref
1699
1896
eclectic
Somerville Fourth Reformed of Raritan Ref
1879
1879
vernacular
Somerville Saint John's Church Epis
1851
1895
Gothic Revival
Somerville St. Thomas AME Zion AME
1856
1890
vernacular
Somerville Second Reformed Ref
1834
1863
Gothic
South Branch Branchville Reformed Ref
1851
Greek Revival
So Bound Brook Reformed of South Bound Brook Ref
1846
1848
Greek Revival
So. Bound Brook Saint Paul's AME AME
1880
1880
vernacular
Springdale Springdale Protestant Methodist PM
c1855
c1855
meetinghouse
Warren Mt. Bethel Baptist Meetinghouse Bapt
1767
1757
meetinghouse
Watchung Wilson Memorial Union Union
1870
1889
vernacular