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Saint Thomas' Church
Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County

This early Episcopal church was organized in 1723, according to one account, because the crown and the Church of England feared that Quakers and other dissenters (Presbyterians and Anabaptists) were filling up West Jersey. This simple stone building, very little altered, was erected in 1769 to replace an earlier log structure. It certainly would have been erected under the sponsorship of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, although the Stevens family of Hoboken, who had a large estate nearby, were patrons.




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