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Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church of Flemington
Flemington, Hunterdon County

built ca. 1885

The building has a cornerstone which indicates 1889 as the date of founding, but Snell refers to it in his 1881 book and there is an 1885 newspaper article about a “stereoptican exhibit in the Court House to benefit the AME church.” In 1898 a promotional brochure for the town of Flemington notes that the town has six churches--and includes photographs of the other five. The text says “The church of the colored people is located on North Broad Street and almost all of the colored people attend its services. It belongs to the Bethel Branch of the AME denomination.“ The WPA survey in 1940 lists it as an active church, but services ceased shortly after World War II according to local residents, many of whom remember the church.










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