The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen is located in the the historic Hazen section of White Township, just outside of Belvidere. It is a small country church sitting on a knoll.
I love old churches with their old graveyards.
This church has a long history in Warren County. According to their website, which was adapted from Snell’s ‘History of Sussex and Warren Counties’:
This is one of the oldest churches in Presbytery of Newton. As early as 1739 there was occasional preaching in the bounds of the congregation. In 1744, Rev. James Campbell preached several times and baptized some children. The Rev. David Brain¬erd, Indian missionary, and Rev. Daniel Lawrence also preached sundry times till the year 1749. At that time the congregation unanimously put them¬selves under the care of the Presbytery of New Brunswick and made application for supplies, and have ever since considered themselves belonging to said Presbytery.
You can read more about the history of the church here.