Little Jerusalem AME Church

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Little Jerusalem AME Church
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Little Jerusalem AME Church, April 2012
Little Jerusalem AME Church is located in Pennsylvania
Little Jerusalem AME Church
Location 1200 Bridgewater Rd., Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°5′57″N 74°55′26″W / 40.09917°N 74.92389°W / 40.09917; -74.92389Coordinates: 40°5′57″N 74°55′26″W / 40.09917°N 74.92389°W / 40.09917; -74.92389
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1830
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80003429[1]
Added to NRHP December 03, 1980

Little Jerusalem AME Church, also known as Bensalem, is a historic African Methodist Episcopal church located at 1200 Bridgewater Road in Cornwells Heights, Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1830, and renovated about 1860 and 1896. It is a 1 1/2-story, one room frame structure with a gable roof. It is one of the oldest African American churches, having been established about 1820 by Rev. James Miller under the supervision of Richard Allen (1760–1831), founder of the AME Church.[2]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Rev. Jeane B. Williams (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Little Jerusalem AME Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-29.