The Presbyterian Church in Morristown

Church on the Green: Sanctuary, Chapel, Howard House - 57 East Park Place * Morristown * NJ 07960 Parish House: Offices, Education, Activities - 65 South Street (mailing address) * Morristown * NJ 07960

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown began as a gathering along The Green in 1733. King George II of England issued the church a charter in 1738 and by 1742, Reverend Timothy Johnes was enlisted as its first pastor. When a smallpox epidemic broke out during the Revolutionary War, the church served as a hospital. A window in the church sanctuary depicts the time George Washington received the Sacrament of Holy Communion during an outdoor service at that time.

The graveyard, which was officially founded in 1733, has 1,640 interments on record dating back to 1731, including 71 Revolutionary War soldiers. The graveyard serves as a valuable historic record of Colonial Era life.

Of Special Note:

  • In 1840, a controversy split the congregation, which resulted in the founding of the South Street Presbyterian Church in 1841
  • In 1816, the church deeded land to Trustees of a Green for the purposes of creating a common area, which is now the Morristown Green

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]