Tabernacle Twp Real Estate

Before 1900
The area that is now Tabernacle was inhabited by Lenape Native Americans. In 1778, John Brainerd came to the area and erected a church to convert the local Native Americans to Christianity. The church was called Tabernacle In The Wilderness.[27] In 1803, William Wilkins sold land to 28 individuals to build Tabernacle Cemetery, next to the church.[28]

The church was originally used as a schoolhouse, but in 1856, a one-room school was built on the future site of Tabernacle Town Hall to serve the children of the community. As the community grew, a two-room schoolhouse was built on the site of the one-room school.

During the early 1700s, a sawmill was built at Friendship.

Around 1860, Gilbert Knight built the Knight-Pepper House near the Town Hall. It was later sold to the Scott and later the Pepper family, who turned the property over to the Tabernacle Historic Society following Clara Pepper's death in 1987. In the 1880s, there were problems at the Tabernacle, so a new church was built on the spot. It was called the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church, which still stands today.[29]

After 1900
On March 22, 1901, Tabernacle was incorporated as a township by an act of New Jersey Legislature from portions of Shamong Township, Southampton Township, and Woodland Township.[21]

On July 13, 1928, Emilio Carranza (known as the Lindbergh of Mexico) was flying his plane from New York City to Mexico when he crashed during a storm over Tabernacle. The Carranza Monument was built with funds from Mexican schoolchildren, Hampton Gates Road was renamed Carranza Road for the pilot.[28]

In 1909, the one-room schoolhouse was demolished. A two-room schoolhouse was built on the site. In 1936, it was moved down the road and two more rooms were added. In the 1950s, Tabernacle Elementary School was built on New Road, and Olson Middle School (formerly Tabernacle Middle School) was built across the road in 1968. Tabernacle School District renamed its school after Kenneth R. Olson following his death in 1990. In 2003, Seneca High School was built to serve high school students from Tabernacle, Shamong, Southampton, and Woodland Townships.

Tabernacle Twp - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Tabernacle Twp: $454,800 / County Avg $605,700


Avg Taxes in Tabernacle Twp: $8,500 / County Avg $7,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Tabernacle Twp: 1,789 / County Avg 2,169


Avg Price per/sqft in Tabernacle Twp:$254 / County Avg $279


Avg Year Built in Tabernacle Twp: 1979 / County Avg 1967


Avg Days on Website in Tabernacle Twp: 44 / County Avg 50


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