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Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Church
Hampton, Hunterdon County
In 1837 several families attending the Presbyterian church in Washington
(Warren County) a few miles away decided they wanted to worship nearer
to home, so selected a site just outside of Junction, as Hampton was
then called. They met in a tent erected on the site until this building,
of stucco over stone, was completed in 1837. Before the popularity of
stained glass, most Protestant churches were well-lighted by the kinds
of tall, clear windows we find in this church.
The church remains unheated, although
it is now electrified, so winter services are held in the nearby chapel