St. Thomas Episcopal Church

St. Thomas Episcopal Church (HMI55)

Location: Vernon Township, NJ 07462 Sussex County
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N 41° 11.941', W 74° 29.027'

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This church was constructed in 1847 at a cost of $1,500 and was officially incorporated in May of 1848. Records of the parish date back to 1832.

Many of the well-known local families were early benefactors, such as Rutherford, Dekay, Price, Baird, Allen, and McCamley.

This is the oldest extent church building in Vernon Township and is a landmark example of the mid 10th century Carpenter Gothic Architecture.

This church was closed in 1971, then served as the home of the Vernon Township Historical Society from 1977 to 1981.

St. Thomas reopened for worship in 1981 and was re-dedicated in March of 1983.
HM NumberHMI55
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2005
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543283 N 4560978
Decimal Degrees41.19901667, -74.48378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 11.941', W 74° 29.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 11' 56.46" N, 74° 29' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 309 Rte 94, Vernon Township NJ 07462, US
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