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NEWS about Mount Tabor's National Register Nomination:

We are pleased to announce that the Mount Tabor Historic District will be considered by the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites for nomination to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. A community meeting will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:30pm at the Tabernacle, located at 31 Simpson Avenue in Mount Tabor. A slide presentation of the district will be shown and a member of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office will be on hand to discuss the implications of listing and to answer questions. The New Jersey State Review Board meeting will be held on November 13, 2014, at which time the nomination will be considered. The meeting will begin at 10am in the 4th floor large conference room, at 501 East State Street, Trenton, NJ.

Mount Tabor, a book by the Mt. Tabor Historical Society from Arcadia Publishing, is available.

The book, released in 2007, is from Arcadia's Images of America series of pictorial histories of communities. Reserve your copy of "Images of America, Mount Tabor" now at $19.99 + tax each.

This is a limited edition printing.

See the pdf flyer for more information on the book.

Questions? Call 973-975-0001

The April 2008 issue of Victorian Homes magazine features a 26-page section on Mt. Tabor, with text and excellent photographs of our community. The issue is available for sale by the Mt. Tabor Historical Society.
You may call 973-975-0001 or email the Society for information.
The price is $4.99.

Building Community Awareness and Support for the National Register of Historic Places:

Mount Tabor Historic District Presentation: "Protecting our Past and Planning our Future" — What Does a Historic District Designation Mean, Anyway?
Slide show (large pdf file, may take a few moments to load):
click here

The New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places Overview

What are the National and New Jersey Registers?

Mount Tabor National Register FAQ
This document represents a compilation of answers/responses and research completed over the summer and fall of 2011 to questions raised by residents and CMA board members regarding the State and National Register listings as well as the Master Plan Grant awarded by the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

A Five Minute Look at New Jersey Register Reviews

1984 Cultural Survey Map
This map, created by Morris County, defined boundaries of a historic district in 1984. The 2011/2012 Mount Tabor Master Plan will determine if these boundaries need to be adjusted. The new 2012 Historic District Map will be used in the nomination for listing Mount Tabor on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

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Mt. Tabor, New Jersey, is a fine example of a 19th century community. Established in 1869 as a Methodist summer camp meeting ground, Mt. Tabor is now a full-time residential community.

While walking through Mt. Tabor, one can see Victorian cottages, complete with gingerbread, and several historic community buildings. Trinity Park is still a busy and central focus of the community. In addition to residences surrounding the park are three octagon structures. The Mt. Tabor branch of the Parsippany library occupies one of them, once known as the Ebenezer Pavilion. The Bethel, a pavilion erected in 1873 and enclosed in 1886, is used as a community meeting hall. Historic displays are featured in the Bethel the day of the annual house tour. The Tabernacle, built in 1885, is used to host large community events, including concerts. The fountain in Trinity Park is a close replica of the original fountain erected in 1875.


Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, private cottages were built at a rapid rate, while some summer residents stayed in tents. By the turn of the 20th century, more than 200 cottages were built, making Mt. Tabor a lively summer resort. The Depression and World War II brought some changes to Mt. Tabor: during these times when families could no longer afford two houses, the cottages were turned into year-round dwellings.

Mt. Tabor is still a special community. Its historic heritage is being preserved and its community is full of good will and participation. There are many events each year, including Children's Day, an annual Holiday Craft Fair, House Tour, and concerts. The many active committees in town include the Garden Club, Historical Society, and Children's Day Committee. Mt. Tabor also has a golf course and country club.


In 2001 we celebrated the reconstruction of a decorative iron arch at the entrance to Mt. Tabor closest to Dickerson Rd. at Rt. 53. The original arch was in place around the turn of the 20th century, and the reproduction was a project of the Mt. Tabor Historical Society and the Beautification Committee of the Camp Meeting Association. It was completed in June of 2001, and helps one to visualize how Mt. Tabor appeared to people arriving by train, as many did. This project was made possible by contributions from individuals, from the Camp Meeting Association, and from money the Mt. Tabor Historical Society raises from events such as the annual House Tour.

 We gladly accept donations toward the advancement of our mission.

Checks may be mailed to:
Mount Tabor Historical Society
PO Box 271
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878-0271

We also accept PayPal or credit card.

The Mount Tabor Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.


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