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Dover Friends Meeting House
near Dover, Randolph Township, Morris County



The Quakers who settled in Dover were the descendants of immigrants who arrived in Burlington in the great migration of 1676-80, pushed north into Trenton, then into Hunterdon county by 1727, and, by 1740, into Morris county. They met in private homes until 1758 when the Woodbridge meeting (congregation) granted permission to build a 25 x 26 foot meeting house in Mendham (which was the name of the area before 1813), at a cost of £78. It was repaired in 1792 and again in 1828. In the 20th century, a detached wing was added and horse stalls were built to the rear.
     No meetings were held here between 1865 and 1954. The building is currently undergoing restoration.

 

 

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