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Canton Methodist Episcopal Church


Canton, Lower Alloway Township, Salem County

founded 1885, built 1886

The Methodist church now in Canton was originally organized in Harmersville, about 2½ miles away, in 1833. It moved to Hancock's Bridge in 1849, and when a new congregation was organized in the lower part of the township, the Canton Methodists came into existence.
     In form it is a small domestic-size building, similar to a half-dozen other Methodist and Baptist churches in South Jersey. The large extension to the rear was added later. I suspect the belfry was originally open.