Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church

Municipality: Gouldtown
Category: Church

Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic church in Gouldtown, Fairfield Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. Gouldtown is now just a crossroads with a few buildings, but it is one of the oldest settlements in America founded by free, land-owning African-Americans. The Rev. Ruben Cuff of Salem County organized a society of African Americans in 1818. In 1823 they bought an unused schoolhouse to use as a church, and in 1834 they bought a second schoolhouse and moved it to the site.

The current church was built in 1860, on the eve of the Civil War, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.