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Hampton Methodist Episcopal church
Hampton, Hunterdon County

founded 1871; built 1872; residence

A lecture hall was built in Hampton in 1872, and church records show a revival was held soon thereafter and many joined the Methodist meeting. This building was erected in 1879. When it was built it stood prominently alone three-quarters of the way up the hill overlooking most of the town. Today the building, with its considerably shortened steeple, almost gets lost among the local residences. In the last year this building has been purchased by a couple who intend to restore the exterior to its 1891 appearance.
      Snell says that “previous to the coming of the railroad in 1852, there was no village here," but, in fact, the Baptist church was founded in 1831 and the Presbyterian Church in 1836. The village was originally called New Hampton, but was renamed Junction after 1852 because it served as the junction of the New Jersey Central and the Delaware Lackawanna and Western railroads.




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