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Old Church, New Jersey

Old Church, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Historic Dey Farm in Old Church
Historic Dey Farm in Old Church
Old Church, New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Old Church, New Jersey
Location of Old Church in Middlesex County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township Monroe
Elevation[1] 125 ft (38 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 878954[1]

Old Church is an Battle of Monmouth in 1778.[5] Starting in 2004, the area experienced a major change from its agricultural roots to single-family residences on the south side of the area and age-restricted communities to the north.[6] This redevelopment also caused the severing of the main north-south road, Old Church Road and the extension of Federal Road which formerly had its western end at Old Church Road to Applegarth Road.[7] The a farmhouse named England House was moved 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to the Dey Farm site to preserve the area's history prior to the construction of the new houses in 2004.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Old Church".  
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "History of Cranbury". Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society. 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2015. In July 1739 James Rochead sold land adjoining the mill property "to be the use of the Elders and Deacons of the Presbyterian Church." The community had moved from Old Church in Monroe Township to Cranberry Town where they then erected the First Presbyterian Church in 1740. 
  4. ^ "Aerial view of Old Church". Historic Aerials. 2002. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ Morrison, Stella (October 3, 2013). "Monroe’s Dey Farm: A treasure trove of history". Sentinel. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Dome, Jennifer (May 20, 2004). "Historical treasure saved from bulldozer". Sentinel. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
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