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First Presbyterian (Hilltop) Church
Mendham, Morris County


In 1735 Presbyterians, many of whom came from New England, organized this congregation and in 1860 built this substantial and very beautiful meetinghouse, the third or fourth on the site, in a style reminiscent of a new England church of an earlier period. The architect was a member of the congregation, Aaron Hudson, who reportedly also designed the Reformed church in Pottersville (Somerset county) and the original Methodist church in Mendham. .
      In February 2002 I presented a lecture about the old churches of Mendham, Morris, and the state here, courtesy of the Mendham Historical Society, and I can testify that the church is maintained in perfect condition. The tower is lighted at night.

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Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel