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Pottersville Reformed Church
Pottersville, Somerset County

Half the village of Pottersville sits on the other side of the river in Hunterdon County, but the large wood frame church was built in Somerset in 1869, four years after it was organized. The design is a common one, found throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, and even as far east as Perth Amboy in the brick Simpson Methodist Church. According to local history, the church was erected by local carpenters according to plans drawn by Aaron Hudson of Mendham, who designed the Hilltop Presbyterian church there. If that's the case, we may want to attribute another half-dozen churches in the immediate area to Mr. Hudson.




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