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    Salem County

These are the churches that have been photographed, researched and are included in the photographic inventory of the county. It is as complete as I can make it. Some articles cite Josephine Jaquett's book, The Churches of Salem County, and a few note Stanger's book On the Methodist Trail; many of the dates come from Cushing & Sheppard's 1883 History of the Counties of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland. Expanded coverage of the religious architecture of Salem County is available in book form—The Salem Churchscape—religious architecture in Salem County, New Jersey, 1676-1900, to be published in 2011.

Municipality Church Sect Fnd Built Style
Aldine Aldine Methodist ME
1841
1868
meetinghouse
Alliance Scharis Israel synagogue Jew 1882 1884 vernacular
Alloway Twsp Alloway Methodist ME
1819
c1876
meetinghouse
Alloway Twsp Alloway Baptist Bapt
1821
1866
meetinghouse
Auburn Ebenezar Methodist ME 1790 1880 pattern book
Canton Canton Baptist Bapt
1809
1840
meetinghouse
Canton Canton Methodist ME 1885 1886 meetinghouse
Cedarville Mt. Zion A.M.E. AME   1892 vernacular
Churchtown Saint George's Church Luth
1714
1808
vernacular
Clayville New Jerusalem A.U.M.P. AUMP 1879 1879 vernacular
Daretown Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Pres
1741
1767
Georgian
Daretown Pilesgrove Presbyterian Pres
1741
1864
Gothic Revival
Daretown Pittsgrove Baptist Bapt
1771
1893
vernacular
Elmer Elmer Methodist ME
c1820
1897
Gothic Revival
Elmer Saint Ann's Catholic Church Cath
1892
1894
vernacular
Friesburg Emanuel Lutheran Luth
1748
1768
meetinghouse
Hancock's Brdg Alloways Creek Friends Quak
1684
1756
meetinghouse
Mannington Tp Haines Neck Methodist ME 1826 1888 vernacular
Marshalltown Mt. Zion A.U.M.P. AUMP   1879 vernacular
Monroeville Monroeville Methodist ME 1850 1858 meetinghouse
Norma Ahavas Achim Synagogue Jew
1826
1888
vernacular
Pedricktown Hudson Methodist ME 1860 1860 meetinghouse
Penns Grove Trinity Methodist ME   1881 meetinghouse
Penton Union Protestant Chapel non-d 1853 1880 meetinghouse
Pittsgrove Twsp Union Grove Methodist ME 1835 1869 meetinghouse
Pittsgrove Twsp old Pittsgrove Baptist Church Bapt
1771
1844
meetinghouse
Quinton First Methodist ME
1860
1883
Gothic Revival
Quinton Quinton Baptist Bapt 1876 1885 vernacular
Quinton Twsp Marlboro 7th Day Baptist Bapt 1811 1861 vernacular
Salem Saint John's Church Epis
1722
1838
Gothic Revival
Salem Salem Friends Quak
1676
1772
meetinghouse
Salem First Methodist ME
1784
1888
Gothic Revival
Salem Mount Pisgah African Meth Epis AME
1800
1878
meetinghouse
Salem Memorial Baptist Bapt
1869
1870
vernacular
Salem First Presbyterian Pres
1822
1856
Gothic Revival
Salem First Baptist Bapt
1757
1815
Wren-Gibbs
Salem Broadway Methodist ME
1850
1858
vernacular
Salem St Mary's Catholic RC 1847 1852 Gothic revival
Salem Salem Orthodox Friends Quak 1676 1837 meetinghouse
Salem St. John's chapel Epis   1883 Gothic
Salem First Methodist of Salem (original) ME 1784 1784 meetinghouse
Union Grove Union Grove Methodist ME
1835
1869
meetinghouse
Sharpton Sharpton Methodist ME
1831
1833
meetinghouse
Willow Grove
ME
1803
1880
meetinghouse
Willow Grove
Bapt
1883
meetinghouse
Woodstown Pilesgrove Orthodox Friends Quak 1720 1828 meetinghouse
Woodstown Asbury Methodist ME 1823 1893 pattern book
Woodstown Spencer Union American ME UAME 1818 1842 meetinghouse
Woodstown Woodstown Friends Quak
1720
1785
meetinghouse
Woodstown First Baptist Bapt
1811
1822
vernacular
Yorketown Mount Laurel African Meth Epis AME 1872 c1872 vernacular

 


Some explanation 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 solid information.

 

 

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