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Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
Union Township, Hunterdon County
impressive Queen Anne-style church, the fourth on the site, was
built in 1870. The congregation was organized in 1730 and its members
took an active role in events leading to the revolution; six men from
the congregation traveled to a Sons of Liberty meeting in in Ringoes
in 1765 to protest the Stamp Act. But eighty years later, the congregation
got rid of its minister because of his inveterate opposition to
Bethlehem Township was once one of the largest
in the county, and this church and a now-defunct Baptist church also in Union
Township retain the Bethlehem name.