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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.
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.