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  early churches of New Jersey

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Newport Baptist Church
Newport, Cumberland County

  

The baptist congregation in Newport was organized in 1852 and this interesting buuilding was erected sometime later, although there is a plaque saying there was a rebuilding in 1902. Until I learn otherwise, I am going to pretend that much of the church dates to the nineteenth century, as I'd hate to dismiss such an interesting building from this website on a technicality. The tower is certainly unusual, but the other elements are all commonly found in Jersey churches.


 

 

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