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The Beginnings of Organized Religion in New Bern and Craven County

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Palatines, the first settlers in the New Bern area, created the first church in 1710. Shortly after their arrival, Christopher de Graffenried, founder of New Bern, established the Anglican Church which later reorganized into the Episcopal Church. Over the years, many churches of various denominations have been started in New Bern and Craven County.