Milltown History

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Milltown History

The Historical Society is always looking for new members who have an interest in Milltown history.For more information contact Barbara Wright at 732 828-0822.

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Here are some interesting websites that will help you learn more about Milltown and other central New Jersey history. If you know of other interesting sites, or if you encounter a broken link here please send a message to webmaster Barbara Wright. Thanks!

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Founder's Hall?

Milltown's most iconic building, what we call "The South Main Street Firehouse" is actually much more than our outdated firehouse. We've been thinking that it deserves a name that doesn't single it out, as if that was it's only role. As most of you may know, this building began even before the Borough of Milltown was established. More than any other location, this one building served every member of the community, first as our first school, then as our first municipal offices, courthouse, and the location where the rescue squad began.What do you think we should call our historic hall? Founder's Hall? The Milltown Hub? Heritage House? Milltown One? Boaty McBoatface?Continue

Started by Barbara E Wright Apr 21.

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The History of St. Paul's Church

St Paul's Church congregation began when a small group of Milltown residents began borrowing the Methodist Church to hold their own services around 1860. This group was pastorless, but relied on the services of Reverend C. Bank of The Reformed Church of New Brunswick.

They built a wooden framed building in 1873 that they named St. Paul's Church, and united their group with the German Reformed Church of the United States. The first pastor, hired in 1875,  was Reverend G.B. Shick. The original wooden church stood until 1956, and was moved off of Main St and onto Lakewood to as Fellowship Hall when the current stone church was built in 1923. From Gary Conger, "Our granddaughters are 6th generation members of St. Paul’s Church. My grandparents Marie and Willard Garretson were the first couple married in the new (current)…

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Posted by Barbara Wright on July 1, 2020 at 12:00am

 
 
 

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Founder's Hall?

Milltown's most iconic building, what we call "The South Main Street Firehouse" is actually much more than our outdated firehouse. We've been thinking that it deserves a name that doesn't single it out, as if that was it's only role. As most of you may know, this building began even before the Borough of Milltown was established. More than any other location, this one building served every member of the community, first as our first school, then as our first municipal offices, courthouse, and…See More
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