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United First Church of Amwell
East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County


The congregation probably got its start as a Reformed church in 1715, but switched affiliation to Presbyterian, back to Reformed, and back again to Presbyterian by 1818, when this large wooden frame church was built. It was located central to its congregation, on the Old York Road at what was known as Larison's Corner, rather than in a town, which is true for many of the earliest churches in the county.
     Like many other early congregations, it shared a minister with a nearby congregation for many years. The church sits on a fairly prominent rise and can be seen for miles, especially when approaching from the south.




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