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Zion Lutheran Church
Long Valley, Morris County



Long Valley was once known as German Valley because of the predominance of German settlers in the area. Noturally, they brought with them their religion, which was often Lutheran. The congregation was founded in 1760, I believe as a daughter church of the Zion Lutheran congregation in New Germantown (Tweksbury Township in Hunterdon) and the second church was built in 1832. It was rebuilt—this church—in 1861. It is a nice blend of the traditional Wren-Gibbs plan and some Gothic elements.

 

 

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