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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
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 rebuiltthis
churchin 1861. It is a nice blend of the traditional Wren-Gibbs
plan and some Gothic elements.