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Mapping New Jersey’s Historic Schoolhouses

Help map New Jersey (and surrounding areas) Historic Schoolhouses! It’s growing everyday – and it’s FREE.


A great new mapping effort. We’re looking for people to post information regarding any old one room type schoolhouses that you know of in and around New Jersey.

Using Google Maps in a collaborative effort, it is the intention to create a workable map whereby all historic schoolhouse preservation efforts, program efforts, and build an online network of New Jersey historic schoolhouses.

If you know about a school, please feel free to post a comment to the blog. Feel free to reach out to others via the comment section as well. You can also feel free to post or update a location on the map directly. We’re busy posting as many of the schoolhouses that we know and hope it continues to grow.


In partnership with county and local historical societies, sometime in 2009, the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills will be sponsoring a historic schoolhouse symposium. Check their website for updates.

Not on the list – just add a comment to this post with your info and it’ll be added.

  • Name (put build date and schoolhouse name)
  • Address
  • URL to your site (if you have one)
  • Curator/Executive Director -Contact Info
  • Brief History

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  • Schoolhouse should be at least 100 years old.
  • One Room Schoolhouses only.
  • If the schoolhouse is PRIVATELY OWNED – please note! All so far on the list are publicly owned/operated.

Feel free to write if you have any questions/comments/suggestions.

Historic New Jersey Schoolhouse Listings:

  1. Bergen  1873 – Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum Ridgewood, NJ 07450
  2. Bergen  1893 – Lyndhurst One Room Schoolhouse Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
  3. Burlington 1759 – Old School House – (Oldest in NJ) Mt Holly, NJ 08060
  4. Burlington 1792 – Friends Schoolhouse Burlington, NJ
  5. Burlington 1800’s – Billy K. Haines Schoolhouse Vincentown/ Burlington, New Jersey 08088
  6. Burlington 1809 – Little Red Schoolhouse Mickleton, New Jersey 08056
  7. Burlington 1812 – Chesterfield School Maple Shade Twp, NJ 08052
  8. Burlington 1852 – Clara Barton Elementary School Bordentown, NJ 08505
  9. Burlington 1857- Cross Key School Medford, NJ 08055
  10. Burlington 1870 – Smithville School Eastampton, New Jersey
  11. Burlington 1890 – Friendship School Tabernacle, NJ 08088
  12. Burlington Little Red Schoolhouse  Willingboro, NJ 08046
  13. Cape May 1874 – Dennis Twp Little Schoolhouse Dennisville, NJ 08214
  14. Essex  1784 – Newark One Room Schoolhouse Newark, NJ 07102
  15. Hopewell Junction – Harbourton School1513 Harbourton-Rocktown Road,Hopewell Township, NJ
  16. Hunterdon 1840- Cold Brook School Readington, NJ 08885
  17. Hunterdon 1860 – Red Mill Museum & Bunker Hill Schoolhouse Clinton, NJ 08809
  18. Hunterdon 1869 – Oak Summit One Room Schoolhouse Frenchtown, NJ 08825
  19. Hunterdon 1889 – Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse Lambertville, New Jersey
  20. Mercer  1840s-Griggstown Schoolhouse Griggstown (Princeton), NJ 08540
  21. Mercer  Hamilton Township, NJ
  22. Middlesex 1800 – Smallytown School – East Jersey Olde Towne Village Piscataway, NJ 08854
  23. Middlesex 1807 – Old Franklin School Metuchen, NJ 08840
  24. Middlesex Rutgers University – Curriculum Development New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  25. Morris  1830 – Stone German Valley School  Long Valley, NJ 07853
  26. Morris  1867 – Montville Schoolhouse Montville, NJ 07045
  27. Morris  1869 – Washington Valley Schoolhouse Morristown, NJ 07960
  28. Morris Parsippany-Troy Hills Schoolhouse Parsippany-Troy Hills
  29. Northampton, PA 1880 – Lutz Franklin School Hellertown, PA 18055
  30. Ocean  1860 – Lacey Schoolhouse – Historical Museum Forked River, NJ 08731
  31. Ocean  1885 – Gifford Scholhouse
  32. Philadelphia 1775 – Concord School House Germantown, PA 19144
  33. Somerset 1809 – Brick Academy Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  34. Sussex  1840 – Price’s Switch Schoolhouse
  35. Sussex  1853 – Roseville Schoolhouse Museum Andover, NJ 07821
  36. Union  1865 – Watchung Two Story Schoolhouse  Watchung, NJ 07069
  37. Warren  1869 – Port Colden Elementary School Washington, NJ 07882
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3 thoughts on “Mapping New Jersey’s Historic Schoolhouses”

  1. RE: Mercer 1840s-Griggstown Schoolhouse Griggstown (Princeton), NJ 08540
    Mercer Hamilton Township, NJ

    I’d like to speak to someone about the Griggstown School in the 1870’s. I have several schoolbooks from here belonging to a Sarah M. Hoagland and would like more information on her and the Staats family.

  2. Harbourton School, it’s on the corner of Harbourton Pennington Road and Harbourton in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. Last I saw it was still red. It is privately owned. I did go to school there along with all my brothers and sisters in 1950s and 1960s.

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