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First Baptist Church of Laurelton Cemetery - Brick, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover
N 40° 04.228 W 074° 07.644
18T E 574408 N 4435943
Quick Description: Built in 1857 and organised in 1858 as the Burrsville Baptist Church, it became known as the Orient Baptist Church in 1889, and finally as the First Baptist Church of Laurelton in 1973. The church's cemetery dates back to the 1850s.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2009 3:29:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM5QX0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
In 1842 the "Old Church of the Pines" moved to Manasquan, a nearby town, but just too far a distance for residents, so on September 23, 1843, they voted to move their house of worship to Burreville. The land that the church now stands on was left by Reverend Abraham Havens in 1854.

James Dorsett built this Greek revival church in 1857, and in 1858 the Burrsville Baptist Church was organized. The church then became known as the Orient Baptist Church, because it was, at the time, the eastern most Baptist Church in America. The name changed again in 1973 to the First Baptist Church of Laurelton.

The church is listed as the oldest church building in Brick Township today. It was added to the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1977, and the National Register of Historic Places on August 10, 1977.

In 1893, the cemetery behind the church was incorporated, selling plots for $10.00 each. The latest GENWeb page shows 1032 plots dating from 1860. Plots 899 and 900 are my husband's grandparents on his mother's side.

Rudolph Wagner - Oct 10,1897 - Apr 1,1966 - NY Sgt Bat F 103 Field Art WWI
Elsie Wagner - May 27,1895 - Apr 23,1969 - Wife/Sister/Mother/Grandmother

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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