Originally, this entire area was known as Northampton Township, but was later divided to include parts known today as Tabernacle, Southampton, Shamong and Woodland Townships. A large portion of the township was purchased by Joseph Wharton in 1873. By an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, Tabernacle Township was incorporated on March 22, 1901.
Tabernacle Township was orginally known as "Tabernacle In The Wilderness" due in fact to the establishment of a log church by a missionary named John Brainerd. Although the church is no longer in existence, Tabernacle continues to have a rich history and many interesting places to visit.
You can click here for a link on an article written by the Courier Post Newspaper that has a lot of interesting information