Posts with the label Warren County
Showing posts with label Warren County. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Warren County. Show all posts

March 31, 2015

Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

Port Murray train station



Port Murray has a post office that is . . . a trailer. 

What is more interesting is what is behind the post office/trailer - an old caboose and abandoned train station. 

Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

March 31, 2015

November 18, 2014

Belvidere Town Square and The Shoe Tree Oak | Belvidere, New Jersey

Cummins House, Belvidere, New Jersey


Last week, I showed you the county courthouse and war memorial in Belvidere, New Jersey. 

Belvidere considers itself “the best kept secret in New Jersey”. 
 
No more! It is a lovely town with more Victorians per square mile than any other in New Jersey. 

This week I will show you the town square and some interesting buildings that surround it. The photo at the top of this post is The Cummins Home, built in 1834 by John B. Maxwell, a Congressman and newspaper editor. 

The town square is known as Garret D. Wall Park. It is a very pretty park and is surrounded by interesting homes and churches. 

Garret D. Wall Park, Belvidere, NJ


Garret D. Wall Park, Belvidere, NJ


Garret D. Wall Park, Belvidere, NJ


House in Belvidere, New Jersey



House in Belvidere, New Jersey


House in Belvidere, New Jersey

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Belvidere, NJ


United Methodist Church, Belvidere, New Jersey


United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere, New Jersey


Located on a nearby street is the Shoe Tree Oak
 
This tree is about 350 years old and about 15 feet around. 

As the sign says: 
 
Barefoot country folk sat under this tree to put on shoes before going to worship across the village green.


The Shoe Tree Oak, Belvidere, New Jersey


The Shoe Tree Oak, Belvidere, NJ


 
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Belvidere Town Square and The Shoe Tree Oak | Belvidere, New Jersey

November 18, 2014

November 09, 2014

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
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


The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen


The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

November 09, 2014