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Reformed Dutch Church of Minisink
Montague, Sussex County

 

The Old Mine Road was constructed by Dutch miners in the mid-seventeenth century; it was built to haul copper ore from their mines near the Delaware Water Gap to Esopus (Kingston, New York), from where it was shipped to the Netherlands. There was a strong Dutch and Hugenot settlement of the area by the 1740s, and several of the earliest churches, including this one, are Dutch Reformed.
     At one time there were two Methodist churches in Montague Township as well, but this is, apparently, the only one to survive. Although now clad in aluminum siding, it retains its late-nineteenth century design.

For more information on this region, see Dennis Bertland et al, The Minisink: A Chronicle of America’s First and Last Frontiers. N.p., n.d.

 

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