The authoritative source on early churches of New Jersey

          Monmouth locator map



About this site
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.

Monmouth County churches


Municipality
Church
Sect
Fnd
Built
Style
Adelphia
ME
1779
1899
vernacular
Allaire State Park
Epis
1832
1832
meetinghouse
Allenhurst
Epis
1832
1889
Gothic
Allentown
ME
1810
1859
vernacular
Allentown
Bapt
1873
1879
vernacular
Allentown
Pres
1756
1837
Wren-Gibbs
Allenwood
free
1857
1895
vernacular
Ardena
Bapt
1859
1861
vernacular
Atlan Highlands
ME
1882
1882
meetinghouse
Atlan Highlands
Bapt
1893
1894
shingle
Atlan Highlands
Pres
1881
1892
Gothic Revival
Avon-by-the-Sea
Bapt
1881
1888
Gothic
Avon-by-the-Sea
Epis
1883
1890s
shingle
Belford
ME
1844
1893
meetinghouse
Belmar
Bapt
1896
c1896
late Gothic
Bradley Beach
ME
1886
1900
late Victorian
Clarksburg
ME
1832
1845
vernacular
Cliffwood
ME
1840
1854
meetinghouse
Colts Neck
Ref
1856
1856
Greek Revival
Colts Neck
RC
1871
c1879
Gothic Revival
Como
ME
c1880
vernacular
Cream Ridge
ME
1790
1855
vernacular
Deal/Wileys
ME
1882
1882
meetinghouse
Eatontown
Pres
c1877
1878
vernacular
Eatontown
AME
1840
1845
vernacular
Eatontown
Epis
1863
1866
Gothic Revival
Ellisdale
ME
1852
1852
meetinghouse
Ellisdale
Quak
c1777
c1780
meetinghouse
Englishtown
ME
1842
c1870
Gothic Revival
Englishtown
Pres
1860
1860
vernacular
Fair Haven
AME
1860
1882
vernacular
Farmingdale
ME
1827
1894
late Victorian
Farmingdale
Pres
1870
1895
Tudor
Freehold
RC
1853
1881
Gothic
Freehold
ME
c1780
1857
traditional
Freehold
Bapt
1834
1869
Gothic Revival
Freehold
Ref
1842
1842
vernacular
Freehold
Pres
1835
1873
Gothic Revival
Freehold
Epis
1702
1771
meetinghouse
Freehold
AME
1848
1895
vernacular
Freehold Twsp
ME
c1870
1870
meetinghouse
Holmdel
Ref
1825
1835
meetinghouse
Holmdel
RC
Gothic
Holmdel
Bapt
1793
1809
meetinghouse
Hornerstown
Bapt
1871
1894
vernacular
Howell Twsp
ME
c1820
1869
traditional
Imlaystown
ME
1865
1866
vernacular
Keyport
ME
1832
1856
Greek Revival
Keyport
Bapt
1840
1860
Gothic Revival
Keyport
Ref
1848
c1850
Greek Revival
Keyport
Bapt
1893
1893
vernacular
Keyport
Pres
1878
1879
late Gothic
Keyport
Epis
1878
1878
Gothic
Leonardo
Bapt
1889
1883
vernacular
Little Silver
Epis
c1876
1876
board-and-batten
Little Silver
ME
c1822
1868
meetinghouse
Long Branch
ME
1869
1894
Romanesque
Long Branch
RC
1848
1886
Gothic
Long Branch
Pres
1869
1869
Gothic Revival
Long Branch
Pres
1886
1886
eclectic
Long Branch
ME
1864
1894
Long Branch
Bapt
1826
1894
eclectic
Long Branch
Ref
1847
1902
eclectic
Long Branch
ME
1881
1889
eclectic
Long Branch
Pres
1883
1883
Gothic Revival
Manalapan
AME
1843
c1843
meetinghouse
Manasquan
Pres
1848
1848
unknown
Manasquan
Bapt
1804
1869
Gothic Revival
Manasquan
Quak
1701
c1860
meetinghouse
Manasquan
MP
1848
1893
late Gothic
Marlboro
Ref
1699
1826
meetinghouse
Marlboro
RC
1871
1879
Gothic Revival
Marlboro
Bapt
1865
1866
Greek Revival
Marlboro
Ref
1699
1869
vernacular
Matawan
Epis
1850
1850
Gothic Revival
Matawan
Bapt
1850
1860
Gothic Revival
Matawan
AME
1843
1851
vernacular
Middletown
Ref
1836
1836
Gothic Revival
Middletown
Epis
1702
1836
meetinghouse
Middletown
Bapt
1688
1832
Greek Revival
Middletown
AME
c1861
1894
meetinghouse
Monmouth Beach
RC
c1891
1892
Gothic
Navesink
ME
1832
1889
Gothic Revival
Navesink
Bapt
1832
1832
Greek Revival
Navesink
Epis
1864
1864
Gothic Revival
Ocean Grove
ME
1870
1889
Gothic Revival
Ocean Grove
ME
1869
1894
tabernacle
Ocean Grove
ME
1869
1877
tabernacle
Ocean Grove
ME
1870
1884
Gothic
Ocean Port
ME
1868
1868
meetinghouse
Perrineville
Pres
1785
1884
vernacular
Perrineville
RC
1871
1879
Gothic
PineBrook
AME
1845
1884
vernacular
Port Monmouth
Bapt
1854
1855
traditional
Red Bank
RC
1854
1894
Renaissance revival
Red Bank
Bapt
1844
1893
Romanesque
Red Bank
Epis
1851
1851
Romanesque
Red Bank
ME
1880
c1882
vernacular
Rumson
Pres
1861
c1886
vernacular
Rumson
union
c1842
c1842
meetinghouse
Rumson
RC
1883
1885
Gothic
Rumson
Epis
1874
1874
Gothic Revival
Sea Bright
ME
1876
1892
eclectic
Shrewsbury
Epis
1702
1769
meetinghouse
Shrewsbury
Pres
1732
1821
meetinghouse
Shrewsbury
Quak
1672
1816
meetinghouse
Southard
ME
c1815
1863
vernacular
Spring Lake
ME
1880
1897
Gothic & Stick
Spring Lake
Epis
c1880
1887
Gothic Revival
Squankum
union
1834
c1834
traditional
Tennent
Pres
1692
1751
meetinghouse
Upper Freehold Twp
Bapt
c1686
1737
meetinghouse
W. Long Branch
ME
1809
1870
traditional