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Swartswood Presbyterian Church
Swartswood, Sussex County

The Presbyterian congregation in the area dates to 1833 when a small frame church was erected a bit north of Swartswood. That was known as the Second Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, and served until about 1850 when it as abandoned. The Swartswood church was organized in 1854 and another small frame building (this one, but without the several additions and modifications) was erected. Upon the death of the founding minister in 1890, the congregation was dissolved.
     A second floor was added to the building, and that became home of the Swartswood Grange; about 1945, it was sold to a Catholic church, and then in 1980, it was sold again, this time to be used as a residence.


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