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Clinton Methodist Episcopal Church
Clinton, Hunterdon County


The first Methodist meetings in Clinton were held in homes in 1832 when the circuit rider came to town. By 1839 there were enough people to erect a building on the present site. There are no records to indicate whether it burned or was torn down to make way for this building, which was put up in 1863. The plan is similar to about 15 Methodist, Presbyterian and Reformed churches in the Somerset-Hunterdon area; only the Presbyterian church in Westfield is an earlier exemplar of this particular design.
     Note the Tuscan arch in the steeple, which is common in churches in Hunterdon, but rare elsewhere in the state.




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