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Flemington Methodist Episcopal Church
Flemington, Hunterdon County

Two preachers who came at the invitation of a Quaker conducted the first Methodist service in Flemington in 1822 in the county courthouse. A year later the church was organized and by 1826, a building on Main Street had been built. It is still in existence, but so totally encapsulated by a row of retail stores as to be unrecognizable. When the courthouse burned in 1828, court was held in the Methodist church until a new courthouse could be built. When that church building was no longer adequate, it was auctioned off and services resumed in the courthouse until the present building was completed in 1887. The architects were Hazelhurst & Hackel of Philadelphia.




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