Six Mile Run Reformed Church

Coordinates: 40°26′19″N 74°32′10″W / 40.43861°N 74.53611°W / 40.43861; -74.53611
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Six Mile Run Reformed Church
Six Mile Run Reformed Church and Chapel in 2022
Six Mile Run Reformed Church is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Six Mile Run Reformed Church
Six Mile Run Reformed Church is located in New Jersey
Six Mile Run Reformed Church
Six Mile Run Reformed Church is located in the United States
Six Mile Run Reformed Church
Location3037 New Jersey Route 27
Franklin Park, New Jersey
Coordinates40°26′19″N 74°32′10″W / 40.43861°N 74.53611°W / 40.43861; -74.53611
Built1879 (1879)
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Late Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No.09001102[1]
NJRHP No.3527[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 18, 2009
Designated NJRHPJanuary 9, 2009

The Six Mile Run Reformed Church is located at 3037 New Jersey Route 27 in Franklin Park (formerly known as Six Mile Run) of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Built in 1879, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 2009, for its significance in architecture and music.[3]


The congregation met at the Church of the Three Mile Run, which was built in 1703.[4][5][6]

As the congregation grew, new churches were split off with a portion of the congregation. The Six Mile Run congregation emerged in 1710.[6][7]

In 1720, Reverend Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen became the permanent pastor. He was sent from Holland to take charge of the Dutch churches of Middlesex, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties.[6]

The first building on the present site was built in 1745.[6]

The first building was replaced by a new building in 1766 and was later replaced in 1817 by a third structure on the same site. The current building replaced the 1817 church that was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1879. Within a year the current building was erected and dedicated.[3]

The Frelinghuysen Memorial Chapel was added in 1907. Electricity was installed in 1926. In 1958 Fellowship Hall was dedicated and the Frelinghuysen Memorial Chapel was renovated.[6][8]



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  1. ^ "National Register Information System – (#09001102)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Somerset County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. September 11, 2023. p. 7.
  3. ^ a b Schmidt, Jon; Hammond, Joseph W. (August 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Six Mile Run Reformed Church". National Park Service. With accompanying 20 photos
  4. ^ "First Reformed Church of New Brunswick". First Reformed Church of New Brunswick. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "First Reformed Church". New Jersey Churchscape. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Six Mile Run Reformed Church history". Six Mile Run Reformed Church. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  7. ^ "A Very Old Church". New York Times. November 18, 1885. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Brahms, William B. (January 1, 1999). Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ: a history. Franklin Township Public Library. p. 543. ISBN 978-0966858600.
  9. ^ "In The Churches". The Central New Jersey Home News. September 10, 1983. Retrieved February 3, 2018.

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