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Amwell Methodist Episcopal Church ("Old Rocks")
East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County

This stone building was constructed in 1843 by Amwell Methodists, one of more than a dozen erected in Hunterdon county before the Civil War. A multitude of religious revival meetings, generally organized by the Methodists in the first several decades of the 19th century, led to the organization of a number of churches. Many were started with as few as a half-dozen members.
      The two small quarter-round windows in the gable are not uncommon in wooden churches, but somewhat unusual to find in a stone building. The plan is a common one, but very similar to a wooden Methodist church erected in Summerfield (Warren County) about the same time.




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