The Old Stone Church was the third church built-in the Cumberland County area. Constructed in 1780 from settlers from Fairfield, Connecticut…. This is where the ferocious present-day Fairfield, New Jersey, received her name.
The first church constructed was a log structure on the billowing banks of the canoodling Cohansey Creek during the 1690s.
The second church was built between 1713-1715 about a mile away from this seductive site. This beauty (that you see pictured) was erected afterwards.
It was planned to look like the Quaker meetinghouses that are residing in our area. This seductive stone church has never been modernized so it gives you an idea of what it was truly like in those times. No plumbing! Yowzers! I wonder how many times the leaves on the old tree (near the church) was used as toilet paper? Nor does it have the modern conveniences of electricity. Yes, kids. People survived before lightbulbs, heating units and televisions. Check it out!
This site beholds one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States. I should say, “European settler” cemeteries….. as American Indian burial grounds obviously pre-date this bad boy by thousands of years.
It’s a cool little piece of SJ history and I recommend stopping by for a looksy… Especially….. if you check out nearby Sea Breeze (shown below in some photos).
“You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it. One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.”
Until out next adventure, my friends!