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Allerton Methodist Episcopal church
Clinton Township, Hunterdon County

founded 1821; built 1822; sold 1875; now a residence

This church was founded as a direct result of the circuit-riding Methodist preachers, it being a regular point on a circuit which consisted of New Brunswick, Mount Horeb, New Providence, Flanders, Cokesbury, Allerton and Peapack, an area of more than 700 square miles. This building was constructed in 1822 on land donated by Peter Aller, an early settler. In 1875 the building was sold and moved across the road to its present location. It was replaced by the current church in 1875.





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