authoritative source on
early churches of New Jersey
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.
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are the surviving churches from the 18th and 19th centuries that
photographed. The name listed is the name of the original congregation
that built the church. [This is still a partial listmany
additional churches will eventually be listed.] For
buildings that have "changed hands," the following
links will take you to the page of the denomination which built
New Point Baptist, Mt.
Zion Baptist, Trinity Reformed,
Trinity-St. Phillips, St.
James AME, Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel, Church of the
Queen of Angels, First
Reformed, First Free
Mount Moriah Baptist,
Mt. Pleasant Baptist, Clinton
Memorial AME, Union
Street ME, Second Reformed
at South River, Union
Street ME, Trinity Union AME,
First Hopewell Baptist, Calvary
Gospel, Iglesia del Dios Pentecostal
Sinai, Pilgrim Baptist, Vineyard
Baptist, Seventh Methodist,
New Hope Baptist (Newark),
New Hope Baptist (East
Haitian Baptist, Faith
Temple No. 1 Free Will Baptist, Church
at the Crossroads, First
Zion AME (Orange).
is needed. Churches in boldface are either listed on the
National Register or are otherwise of special interest. If the name
of the church is in brackets [ ] I am in doubt as to the founding congregation.
The Sect is the original religious denomination when the church was
built. Fields left blank are those for which I have no information.