Churches in Atlantic County, N.J.


Please note that although religious meetings took place at much earlier dates in these areas than when the churches were built, records weren’t well kept. Circuit riders generally visited several places each week. If they kept journals not much was recorded.   Also their journals were basically their property and not kept at any central location.Even after a church was built any records that might have been kept could be lost by fire, flooding, rodents and even over zealous housekeeping.

List of Oldest Churches in Atlantic County, New Jersey

Absecon-1796 Methodist Meeting
Absecon Methodist Church-built 1829
Absecon Presbyterian-1867
Bargaintown-Cedar Bridge Meeting House (Blackman’s Meeting House) est. 1764 Presbyterian until 1814
Zion Meeting House-built 1822 Methodist
Cardiff-Cardiff Baptist Church 1906
Estelville –Estelville Methodist Episcopal Church- built 1834
English Creek-Englishes Meeting1780’s
Asbury Methodist-1852 first built, destroyed by fire 1862, rebuilt 1863
Head of the River- Head of the River (near Tuckahoe) built 1792
Landisville-Friendship Methodist built 1808
Linwood-Linwood Methodist
Mays Landing-Hosea Joslin’s Chapel built 1850 (Now at Smithville)
Mays Landing Presbyterian built 1842
Pleasant Mills- St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church- built 1827 destroyed 1900 (forest fire)
Pleasant Mills Methodist- 1809
Pleasantville-Wesley Methodist
Port Republic-Smith’s Meeting House- abt. 1800 later Methodist Union Chapel
Clark’s Mill Meeting House built 1762 destroyed abt. 1820
Methodist Union Chapel-abt. 1837
Port Republic Methodist Church-1870
Scullville-Palestine Bible Protestant Church
Smithville-Methodist Meeting 1796
Emmaus Methodist Church-built 1869
Steelmanville-Friendship Methodist Protestant Church 1863
Weymouth-Weymouth Methodist Church built 1807

Current Churches in Atlantic County, New Jersey

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