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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.

Morris County churches


Municipality        
Church                  
Sect  
Fnd
Built
Style              
Boonton
Pres
1758
1859
meetinghouse
Boonton Boonton Methodist (original) ME
1853
1853
vernacular
Boonton
Ref
1868
1835
meetinghouse
Boonton
Epis
1860
1863
board-and-batten
Boonton
RC
1848
c1890
Gothic Rev ival
Budd Lake
Union
c.1875
1875
vernacular
Butler
RC
1878
1892
Gothic
Butler
Bapt
1892
1898
vernacular
Chatham First Presbyterian Pres
1823
1832
Wren-Gibbs
Chester
Cong
1747
1856
Greek Revival
Chester First Presbyterian Pres
1747
1851
Greek Revival
Chester
ME
c.1854
c.1850
Greek Revival
Denville Twsp
Pres
1816
1897
vernacular
Dover
CMA
c.1818
1873
vernacular
Dover Dover Friends Quak
1758
1758
meetinghouse
Dover Memorial Presbyterian Pres
1896
Romanesque
Dover First Methodist ME
1838
1872
Romanesque
Dover
ME
c.1838
1890
meetinghouse
Dover Grace ME (original) ME
c.1838
1838
vernacular
Dover Stone Academy Pres
1829
1829
vernacular
Dover
Epis
1849
1871
Gothic Revival
Dover
Bapt
1892
1895
vernacular
Dover
Swedish
1898
1898
vernacular
Dover
Union
1885
1892
vernacular
Dover Swedish Baptist Bapt
1889
1900
vernacular
Dover Trinity Lutheran Luth
c.1872
1894
vernacular
Dover
ME
1898
1898
vernacular
East Hanover Twsp Bethel Society Pres
1893
1897
late Gothic
Flanders Flanders Methodist ME
1789
1870
traditional
Hanover Twsp First Presbyterian Pres
1775
1832
Wren-Gibbs
Harding Township
Pres
1833
1833
meetinghouse
Hurdtown
ME
1827
1872
vernacular
Lake Hopatcong
ME
1867
1900
eclectic
Long Hill Twsp Meyersville Pres Pres
1846 
1895
late Gothic
Long Hill Twsp Stirling Presbyterian Pres  
c.1890
vernacular
Long Valley Zion Lutheran Luth
1760
1861
Wren-Gibbs
Long Valley Union Church [ruin] Union
1774
1774
meetinghouse
Madison First Presbyterian Pres
1747
1887
Romanesque
Madison Bethel A.M.E. AME
1897
vernacular
Madison Grace Church Epis
c1855
1857
Gothic Revival
Madison Methodist (original) ME
1843
1843
vernacular
Madison Madison Methodist ME
1844
1870
Romaneque
Mendham Hilltop Presbyterian Pres
1735
1860
meetinghouse
Mendham Mendham Methodist ME
1827
1891
shingle
Mendham St. Mark's Epis
1872
1886
board-and-batten
Mendham St. Joseph's Catholic RC
c1859
1860
Gothic Revival
Mendham Methodist (original) ME
1827
1833
Greek Revival
Millbrook Millbrook ME ME
1838
c1833
meetinghouse
Millington Millington Baptist Bapt
1851
1852
Greek Revival
Milton (Jefferson Twsp) Milton Baptist Bapt
1824
1878
vernacular
Milton (Jefferson Twsp) Milton Methodist ME
1824
1891
meetinghouse
Jefferson Township
ME
1819
1888
meetinghouse
Montville Montville Methodist ME
c.1867
1867
meetinghouse
Morristown First Presbyterian Pres
1723
1893
Romanesque Rev
Morristown Saint Peter's Epis
1827
1887
English Gothic
Morristown Church of the Assumption RC
1848
1872
Gothic
Morristown First Baptist Bapt
1752
1845
Gothic
Morristown South Street Presbyterian Pres
1841
1878
Romanesque
Morristown First Methodist ME
1810
1865
Gothic
Mt Fern Mt Fern Methodist ME
1883
1883
vernacular
Mt Freedom Mount Freedom Presbyterian Pres
1820
1828
meetinghouse
Mt Hope Mt Hope Methodist ME
c.1868
1870
meetinghouse
Mt Olive Presbyterian Church at Mt Olive Pres
1834
1853
Greek Revival
Mt Olive Mt Olive Baptist Bapt
1768
1855
meetinghouse
Mt Tabor Mt Tabor Tabernacle ME
1869
1885
vernacular
Wash'n Twsp Methodist church of Drakestown ME
1811
1875
meetinghouse
Parsippany Parsippany Presbyterian Pres
1730
1828
traditional
Pompton Plains First Reformed Ref
1736
1771
Wren-Gibbs
Pompton Plains Grace Chapel Ref
1870
late Victorian
Rockaway Twsp Teabo Methodist ME
1870
1870
vernacular
Rockaway Twsp St Bernard's RC
1861
1869
vernacular
Rockaway Twsp Hibernia Methodist ME
c.1869
1869
board-and-batten
Rockaway
Pres
1758
1832
Wren-Gibbs
Rockaway
ME
1799
c1880
eclectic
Rockaway Valley Rockaway Valley Methodist ME
1799
c.1870
vernacular
Schooley's Mtn Presbyterian Church Pres
c.1825
1870
Wren-Gibbs
Succasanna First Presbyterian at Sucksunny Plains Pres
1756
1853
meetinghouse
Succasanna Eliz. Stoddard Memorial Chapel Pres
1887
1888
Victorian Gothic
Succasanna Succasanna Methodist Episcopal ME
1850
1852
traditional
Wharton Twsp Berkshire Valley Pres
1803
1827
vernacular
Wharton St Mary's Catholic Church RC
1845
1872
Gothic
Whippany First Presbyterian Pres
1710
1834
Wren-Gibbs
Whippany Our Lady of Mercy RC
1854
1854
Gothic
Whippany Monroe Union Chapel union
1890
vernacular