South Schraalenburgh Church

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South Schraalenburgh Church
South Schraalenburgh Church in 2008
South Schraalenburgh Church is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
South Schraalenburgh Church
Location Prospect Avenue and West Church Street, Bergenfield, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°55′56″N 74°0′13″W / 40.93222°N 74.00361°W / 40.93222; -74.00361Coordinates: 40°55′56″N 74°0′13″W / 40.93222°N 74.00361°W / 40.93222; -74.00361
Area 5.8 acres (2.3 ha)
Built 1799
Architect Westervelt, Aaron I.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001116[1]
NJRHP # 435[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 6, 1975
Designated NJRHP September 26, 1975

South Schraalenburgh Church, also known as South Presbyterian Church, was founded 1723 in Bergenfield, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States as a Dutch reformed church, as an alternative place of worship, as the nearest church was located in Hackensack. The square church was completed in 1728. Opposing elements within the congregation split with the main stream and founded the North Schraalenburgh Reformed Church in 1801.

In 1913 the church joined the Presbyterian Church, and changed their name to the South Presbyterian Church.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 19. Retrieved February 25, 2010.